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U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

Final Research Plan on Vision Screening in Children Ages 6 Months to 5 Years

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Learning Disabilities Patient Information

5 Items Now Available for Purchase

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Children's Vision Services Under the ACA

Good vision is key to a child’s physical development, school success and well-being. The visual system is not fully developed in babies and young children. Equal input from both eyes is necessary for normal development of the brain’s vision centers. If a young child’s eyes do not send clear images to the brain, vision may become limited in ways that cannot be corrected later in life.

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Preferred Practice Pattern® Guidelines

Preferred Practice Pattern® guidelines ("PPP") are designed to identify characteristics and components of quality eye care.

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Background on Affordable Care Act and Essential Health Benefits Pertaining to Pediatric Vision Services

The Affordable Care Act (ACA) established a minimum set of health care benefits, known as the essential health benefits, that insurance plans are required to offer beginning January 1, 2014, through state exchanges.

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AAPOS Vision Screening Kit Now Available!

A basic screening kit is now available to anyone who screens vision

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