Status: Baseline only
Increase the proportion of preschool children aged 3 to 5 years who receive vision screening
Baseline: 66.5 percent of children aged 3 to 5 years received vision screening in 2017
Target: 71.1 percent
Data Source: National Health Interview Survey (NHIS), CDC/NCHS
Many vision problems start before children enter first grade. Treating these problems early on helps make sure children are ready for school and can prevent serious vision problems later in life. Strategies to screen children aged 3 to 5 years can catch eye diseases early, when they may be easier to treat.
Workgroup: Vision Workgroup