Academy of Ophthalmology reacts to recent study on eye examinations for children Sean Donahue.

Related StoriesGood news for patients suffering from dry age-related macular degenerationAstellas enters into definitive contract to obtain OcataStudy: Programmable electronic eyeglasses help improve vision in children diagnosed with lazy eyeThe Academy shares this position. The Academy has lengthy advocated vision screening to identify children who might need further evaluation and follow-up treatment. Eyesight screening serves more kids for less cost and is highly effective in picking up vision loss in younger children. Mandating complete eye examinations for all preschool kids is unneeded and wasteful of limited assets medically. States which have active screening applications set up, such as North Carolina, have proved screening to be impressive in detecting children with vision problems.National Health insurance and Nutrition Examination Survey . About 4.2 million children 6-11 years old and 5.7 million adolescents are also overweight. Kumanyika said there have been dire projections about how exactly many children will eventually become obese if the same developments continue. The newest national survey data, released in-may 2008 :2401-5) reported zero significant changes in the proportion of children and adolescents who are over weight or obese were noticed between 2003-04 and 2005-06.