Dr. Dennis Lin and Staff performed Vision Screeings 5 Consecutive Thursdays(6 Schools total)
Special Thanks to the Volunteers from the Monterey Park Lions Club and Local School Nurses.
Total Number of Chilren Screened: 2229
September 15th, 2011 Monterey Highland 449 Children Screened
September 22nd, 2011 Ynez 426 Children Screened
September 29th, 2011 Brightwood 484 Children Screened
October 6th, 2011 Repetto 397 Children Screened
October 13th, 2011 Hillcrest 262 Children Screened
October 13th, 2011 MontereyVista 211 Children Screened
17.83% of children failed the vision screening.
Numerous children were borderline passing. The actual fail rate may be higher than indicated.
Some far-sighted(hyperopic) children that pass the vision screening may still have problems with
near/reading vision that might affect learning. Reading glasses may benefit these kids and a professional eye exam may be indicated.
The highest fail rate for vision screenings starts around the 2nd and 3rd grade. Children’s vision can go through dramatic changes from the age of 8 to 14. However, it is very important to start screening school children no later than Kindergarten age.
Approximately 1 in 5 children failed their school vision screening.
Vision screening programs are intended to help identify children with eye or vision problems that threaten sight or impair their ability to develop and learn normally. However, vision screenings are a limited process and cannot be used to diagnose an eye or vision problem, but rather to indicate a potential need for further evaluation.