The Safety and Effectiveness of Preschool Vision Screening

Alberta STE Report written under contract with the Alberta Health Technologies Decision Process (AHTDP).

This review focused on the best evidence available on the use of PSVS to detect vision conditions in asymptomatic preschool children (aged from birth to 6 years; not necessarily considered at risk for developing visual impairment) to determine the safety and efficacy/effectiveness of PSVS, compare the safety and effectiveness of universal and targeted PSVS, and to determine the best practice for conducting PSVS, as well as to assess the cost-effectiveness of various strategies used in the screening of preschool vision.

Section Authors:

  • Section One – Technology Effectiveness/Efficacy: Introduction: Paula Corabian, Dagmara Chojecki
  • Section Two – Economics Analysis: Charles Yan, Anderson Chuck, Dagmara Chojecki
  • Information Specialist: Dagmara Chojecki
  • Manuscript Review & Critical Comment: Christa Harstall

Publication Type: Health Technology Assessments /
Systematic Reviews

Year of Publication: 2012

Topics: Health Economics / Healthcare Costs, Maternal and Child Health, Screening

Authors: IHE Institute of Health Economics

ISBN (online): 978-1-897443-97-2

INAHTA URL: http://www.inahta.org/upload/Briefs_12/12060_The_safety_and_effectiveness_of_preschool_vision_screening.pdf