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Grand Rounds: Instrument-Based Vision Screening in Primary Care with Vision Center Collaboration


By Ian Boydstun, DO, Pediatric Ophthalmologist, E. Eugenie Hartman, PhD, Senior Research Scientist, Megan Woodward, MD, Pediatrician , Akron Children's, Akron, OH

Objectives (Educational Content) :

1. Identify the importance of vision screening in young children. 2. Recognize the role that instrument-based screening plays in vision screening. 3. Evaluate the outcomes of improved vision screening in young children.

Target Audience:

General pediatricians, family physicians, nurse practitioners, physician assistants, social workers, psychologists, and nurses.

Identified Gap:

Early vision screening is important to identify vision concerns earlier than later. Due to potential for decreased compliance at younger ages, instrument-based screening is an important tool for vision screening in the pediatric population.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity:

1 hour(s)

Expiration Date for CE/CME Credit:


Method of Participation in the Learning Process:

The learner will view the presentation, successfully complete a post-test and complete an activity evaluation.

Evaluation Methods:

All learners must successfully complete a post-test, as well as an activity evaluation, to claim CE/CME credit.


The speakers have returned the disclosure form, indicating that the following relevant financial or other relationship with the following commercial interest: Vital Talk Ian Boydstun, DO E. Eugenie Hartman, PhD Megan Woodward, MD All relationships have been mitigated. The planning committee/CME committee members have indicated that they have no financial relationships with any ineligible companies.

Accreditation Statement:

Children’s Hospital Medical Center of Akron is accredited by the Ohio State Medical Association to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

CHMCA designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit TM.  Physicians should only claim the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

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