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In a recent issue ophthalmologists were poignantly chided for their lack of interest and direction in visual screening tests for our schools. The laissez-faire attitude which characterizes so many of us can do little credit to the profession when we realize that unrecognized amblyopia ex anopsia and other defects of childhood constitute what is probably the largest source of preventable visual disability. We may take satisfaction, however, in that this criticism comes from our own colleagues (Sloane, A. E., and Rosenthal, P.: School Vision Testing, Arch. Ophthal. 64:763, 1960), who present a constructive program, first for our education and, second, for definitive resolutions.
The authors trace the development of school vision screening in this country from the casual use of the Snellen chart to the present battery of tests which are often poorly standardized and variously supervised. Screening criteria are usually chosen at a local level, so that the interpretations
C. D. School Vision Testing. Arch Ophthalmol. 1961;66(2):156. doi:https://doi.org/10.1001/archopht.1961.00960010158002
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