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Screening for visual defects in preschoolchildren.
  1. R. M. Ingram,
  2. W. W. Holland,
  3. C. Walker,
  4. J. M. Wilson,
  5. P. E. Arnold and
  6. S. Dally

    Abstract

    There is no evidence to support the suggestion that a widespread programme of vision screening at age 3 1/2 should be instituted. Some of the practical problems and defects of such a programme are outlined. If the issues raised are to be resolved by further research, identification of preschoolchildren who have visual problems will be facilitated by a screening procedure involving refraction and possibly a cover test.

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