About The Study: The current approach to vision screening in the U.S. may not adequately provide care to all children. At each stage along the care pathway, children from historically marginalized racial and ethnic groups, low-income households, and non–English language speakers experience worse outcomes—they were less likely to receive screening, more likely to be referred for failed screening, and less likely to establish care with a specialist. High referral rates in these vulnerable groups may suggest higher prevalence of undiagnosed conditions or elevated false-positive results from suboptimal screening strategies.
Authors: Isdin Oke, M.D., M.P.H., of Boston Children’s Hospital, is the corresponding author.
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