About the National Data


Baseline: 66.5 percent of children aged 3 to 5 years received vision screening in 2017

Target: 71.1 percent

Number of children aged 3 to 5 years who have ever had their vision tested.
Number of children aged 3 to 5 years.
Target-setting method

Percentage point improvement

Target-setting method details
Percentage point improvement from the baseline using Cohen's h effect size of 0.10.
Target-setting method justification
Trend data were not available for this objective. A percentage point improvement was calculated using Cohen's h effect size of 0.1. This method was used because a five percentage point increase represents an ambitious yet achievable target for this objective. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force recommends vision screening at least once in all children aged three to five years to detect amblyopia or its risk factors.


Comparable HP2020 objective
Modified, which includes core objectives that are continuing from HP2020 but underwent a change in measurement.
Changes between HP2020 and HP2030
This objective differs from Healthy People 2020 objective V-1 in that objective V-1 tracked preschool children aged 5 years and under who received vision screening, while this objective tracks preschool children aged 3 to 5 years who receive vision screening, as recommended by the United States Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).