Visual

Visual Difficulties, Adults

The AAFP concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefit and harms of screening for visual acuity for the improvement of outcomes in older adults. (2009)

(Grade I recommendation)
Grade Definition: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/grades.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/uspsviseld.htm(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Visual Impairment, Children

The AAFP recommends vision screening for all children at least once between the ages of 3 and 5 years to detect thre presence of amblyopia or its risk factors. (2011)

(Grade: B Recommendation)
Grade Defination: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/gradespost.htm#brec (www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
Clinical Considerations:
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf11/vischildren/vischildrs.htm#clinical(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)

Visual Impairment, Children

The AAFP concludes that the current evidence is insufficient to assess the balance of benefits and harms of vision screening for children <3 years of age. (2011)

(Grade: I Statement)
Grade Defination: http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf/gradespost.htm#irec (www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org)
(Clinical Considerations):
http://www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org/uspstf11/vischildren/vischildrs.htm#clinical(www.uspreventiveservicestaskforce.org) )