Visual Impairment in Children Ages 1-5: Screening
Release Date: January 2011
This topic is in the process of being updated. Please go to the Update in Progress section to see the latest documents available.
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.
Related Information for Health Professionals
Internet Citation: Final Update Summary: Visual Impairment in Children Ages 1-5: Screening. U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. September 2016.