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AOA ‘disappointed’ in USPSTF recommendations for vision screening

September 6, 2017

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force, in a report released in JAMA Monday, recommended that clinicians screen children for amblyopia or its risk factors at least once while the child is between 3 and 5 years of age, a reaffirmation of findings the group released in 2011.

The American Optometric Association, in a statement provided to Healio/Primary Care Optometry News, said it is “disappointed and concerned that [the statement] reflects no changes since the last update in 2011 and disregards children’s vision and eye health needs.”

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