Vizavance Is Looking To The Future To Help Oklahoma’s Children

By December 3, 2019 Blog Post

Modern technology has helped millions of patients around the world. There are new systems developed every day that assist with detecting health issues, diagnosis, treatment, and spreading awareness. Vizavance uses cutting-edge technology to help children in Oklahoma find the right treatment for eye problems. 

What Do We Do?

We provide pre-testing facilities for children, free of cost. Parents can bring students in as they start school. Our experts use a chart or a special camera to see if there are any underlying issues or concerns. If we notice something, parents are informed, so they can seek further treatment.

We believe every child should have annual vision screenings. These can have a significant impact on a child’s overall development. For example, an untreated vision problem can affect a kid’s ability to learn.  

How Technology Helps Us

Vizavance has launched a new website as well as a cloud-based system called IRIS for helping children. Screeners now use state-of-the-art technology where they can easily access detailed information regarding a child’s previous tests. We have used this system to screen and record over 100,000 children in Oklahoma since the launch of the new system in August 2019.

Since the launch of IRIS our screeners have identified 12,000 children with underlying issues and have recommended further treatment to them.  All of this is done for free. Parents can get an eye checkup at school or book one at our office. Children as young as six months old can benefit from a checkup. 

We work with head start centers, daycare establishments, public and private schools, and other such establishments across 77 counties of Oklahoma. All of this information is organized in our sophisticated cloud-based system.

A Look At The Vision Screening Process

Our tests aren’t a replacement for a full-fledged examination by a qualified doctor. Look at it as an early detection system that spots issues that may be ignored otherwise. Here’s a look at our different tests:

  • Distance Visual Acuity – 20/20 is considered standard vision acuity, so patients should be able to read a chart from that distance. In Oklahoma, we test for 20/40 or 20/30, depending on a student’s age.  
  • Random Dot E Stereopsis Test – This is done to determine if both of the child’s eyes are working simultaneously.  
  • SPOT Vision Screener Camera – A Spot camera screens a child’s eyes from a distance of three feet to identify conditions like myopia, hyperopia, astigmatism, anisocoria, strabismus, and anisometropia. 

We also test color vision and conduct a near vision test. This is a comprehensive pre-screening using the latest technologies. Our team can detect all kinds of underlying issues before providing a preliminary report to a student’s parent.  

We can also provide free glasses for those families that qualify as a way of reducing a parent’s overall expenses.