Visual Impairment in Children Ages 1-5: Screening
Release Date: January 2011
Summary of Recommendations and Evidence
|Children, Age 3-5 Years|
The USPSTF recommends vision screening for all children at least once between the ages of 3 and 5 years, to detect the presence of amblyopia or its risk factors.
|The USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.|
|Children, <3 Years of Age|
The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of vision screening for children <3 years of age.
Go to the Clinical Considerations section for additional information about suggestions for practice regarding the I statement.
|The USPSTF concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of the service. Evidence is lacking, of poor quality, or conflicting, and the balance of benefits and harms cannot be determined.|
Related Information for Health Professionals
Internet Citation: Recommendation Summary. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. January 2011.