Vision disability is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children. Failing to detect and treat vision disorders may lead to full or partial blindness.
Washington County Public Health is able incorporate vision screenings into our Child Health program at Washington County Public Health. The Welch Allyn Spot Vision Screener is an acceptable child vision screening method approved by the Iowa Department of Public Health to meet the child vision screening requirements pursuant to Iowa code for kindergarten and 3rd graders. This screener can be used on all patients regardless of age, eye color, disability, or other limiting factors. While vision charts are subjective, the Sure Spot provides reliable, objective, automatic screenings so that we're able to reliably refer patients on for necessary follow up care.