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PediaVision to Conduct Free Screenings With "Spot" at Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club
Date:3/21/2012

BRONX, N.Y., March 21, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time in state of New York, PediaVision will provide free vision screenings using the revolutionary new Spot screener for approximately 125 of the children at Boys & Girls Club of Kips Bay, Coudert Clubhouse, 1835 University Avenue, Bronx, New York, on Thursday, March 22 beginning at 3 p.m. 

To ensure those identified with potential vision issues from the Spot screening are provided with the necessary follow-up care, VSP® Vision Care will be providing them with gift certificates for a free comprehensive eye exam and eye glasses which can be redeemed at a local VSP doctor's office.

PediaVision will be in New York City to conduct demonstrations at Vision Expo East, held March 23-25 at the Jacob Javits Center in New York City. 

"Traveling up to New York for the vision conference, we thought it would be good idea to offer a screening event to the Boys & Girls Club," said David Melnik, president and chief executive officer of PediaVision. "Children are not always identified through standard screenings, or not screened at all, and it's very important for their future in school to make certain they don't have any vision problems."

Vision screenings are recommended for children of all ages.  Yet, everyday over 12 million school-age children in the U.S. continue to struggle to see the blackboard or read their textbooks.

Spot can assess a child's vision with accuracy, unmatched speed and deliver immediate comprehensive results.  The new device has an incredibly quick capture time of one second or less, which makes screening equally efficient in a physician's office or for a large-scale public screening.

Daniel Quintero, executive director of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club, was recently made aware of Spot and was able to secure use of the revolutionary new vision-screening device.

"I have heard about how quick and accurate Spot works to screen children and am very excited to have it at our facility," said Quintero.  "I am told that there are children who may not have been properly screened in the past, who will be assessed with complete accuracy by Spot. That is a wonderful benefit.  Children struggle in school when they can't see well.  Spot will help."

Long-time expert screener, Nancy Jeppesen of VisionQuest, has seen the real impact on children who have a vision problem, but were not identified.

"I believe vision issues among children is a silent epidemic," said Jeppesen.  "These kids don't know they can't see. Most of them were born that way.  When we go into a Title I school that is typically made up of minority students from high poverty circumstances, we have seen as much as 43 percent of the school population requiring eye glasses. And this is at the elementary school level."

Since the Spot vision screener has been introduced, pediatricians, children and their parents provided rave reviews.

"The feedback we've received from the families regarding Spot has been excellent without exception," said Michael Middleton, M.D., founder of Middleton Pediatrics, who was one of the first pediatricians to introduce Spot to his patients. "They're able to tell that this is a much better test than what's been done in the past."

Vision Disability, Number One Health Issue in Schools

In a recent study by the Department of Health and Behavioral studies at Columbia University, early detection and treatment of vision disability needs to be priority number one.[1]

The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) state that vision disability is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children. Approximately 80 percent[2] of what children learn in their early school years is visual. Alarmingly, fewer than 15 percent of all preschool children receive an eye exam and fewer than 22 percent receive any type of vision screening.       

Today, of all school-age children across America, 25 percent suffer from a vision problem,[2] that is 12.5 million children who may be unable to see the blackboard or read their textbooks. Research shows that of the children in the 9-15 year old age group only 10 percent of those who needed glasses actually had them.

"The one thing that I would want parents to know about vision screening is how imperative it is to their child's learning," said Bandy Hogue, a grammar school principal who has witnessed the positive impact Spot had on her school. "Healthy students make strong learners."

About Spot

The breakthrough vision screener Spot was recently introduced into the market and can assess the vision of anyone from 6 months through adult with accuracy, while delivering immediate comprehensive objective results. 

Spot has an incredibly quick capture time of one second or less which makes screening equally efficient in a physician's office or large-scale public screening. The WiFi enabled handheld device makes vision screening as easy as using a camera. Spot's touchscreen interface clearly displays the results accurately and instantly. 

With Spot, a typical school can be screened in one day, dramatically lowering the cost of screening students and increasing the opportunity to make a difference for those children who end up receiving glasses.  Access to the screening data is immediate and Spot facilitates large-scale data analysis.   Spot enables administrators and educators to instantly print reports, monitor follow-up care and show supporters the statistics behind childhood vision issues.

About Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club

The mission of the Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club is to improve the quality of life for all young people, with special emphasis on children between the ages 6-18. Kips Bay Boys & Girls Club exists to assist as many young people as possible attain the skills necessary to live and succeed in a complex world. The services provided at the Frederick R. & Margaret Coudert Clubhouse and 10 outreach locations are based on the principles of behavioral guidance and are intended to promote the general health, educational advancement, character development and leadership potential of its members. For more information, go to www.kipsbay.org.

[1] Basch, C.E. (2010) Healthier Students Are Better Learners: A Missing Link in Efforts to Close the Achievement Gap.

[2] American Optometric Association. (2000). Optometric clinical practice guidelines. Care of the patient with learning-related vision problems. St. Louis: Author.

 


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