Vision in Children Ages 6 Months to 5 Years: Screening

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Systematic Review

Source: U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Last Reviewed: September 2017

Workgroups: Vision Workgroup

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends conducting vision screening for all children ages 3 to 5 years to identify lazy eye or its risk factors. USPSTF found insufficient evidence to assess whether the benefits of vision screening outweigh the harms in children younger than 3 years.

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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. (2017). Final update summary: Vision in children ages 6 months to 5 years: Screening. Retrieved from