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Evidence-Based Resource Summary

Strength of Evidence: 
4 out of 4
4 out of 4
Year Published: 
2011

Visual Impairment: Screening in Children Ages 3 to 5

Description of Resource: 
The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommends vision screening at least once in all children ages 3 to 5 years to detect amblyopia or its risk factors. This is a B recommendation, which means the USPSTF recommends the service. There is high certainty that the net benefit is moderate or there is moderate certainty that the net benefit is moderate to substantial.

Evidence-Based Resource Details

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Developed By: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force
Developer Type: 
Federal Government
Healthy People 2020 Topic Area(s): 
Maternal, Infant, and Child Health
Vision
Healthy People 2020 Objectives: 
Resource Type: 
Systematic Review
Citation: 
U.S. Preventive Services Task Force. Tobacco Use in Children and Adolescents: Primary Care Interventions [Internet]. 2017 Sept [cited 2017 Sept 8]. Available from: https://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/Page/Document/UpdateSummaryFinal/vision-in-children-ages-6-months-to-5-years-screening?ds=1&s=vision%20screening