Children's Vision Massachusetts Newsletter
Children's Vision MA Coalition Collaborations at
American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting
Children's Vision MA members Gayathri Srinivasan, MS, OD and Blair Germain, BA, presented the following studies at the recent American Academy of Optometry Annual Meeting held in Anaheim, California.
 
Efficacy Of A Novel Vision Screening Tool In Identifying Vision Disorders In Children From Birth To Three Years of Age    G. Srinivasan, D. Russo, K. Majzoub, P. Tattersall, B. Germain, S. Lyons, B. Moore
The aim of this study was to compare the efficacy of the novel visual developmental assessment to gold standard comprehensive eye exam in children under three years of age. 
 
Accuracy of the SPOT Pediatric Vision Screener Compared to Comprehensive Eye Exam in Children Aged 0 to 36 Months    Blair Germain, BA; Gayathri Srinivasan, MS, OD; Bruce Moore, OD, FAAO; Stacy Lyons, OD, FAAO; Hilary Gaiser, MS, OD; Li Deng, PhD; Kathy Majzoub, RN,  MBA
This pilot study investigated the efficacy of the SPOT by Welch Allyn as a screening device for refractive error and strabismus in children under three years of age which are significant risk factors for amblyopia in children aged 0-36 months.

Women In Optometry Recognizes 
Stacy Lyons, OD, FAAO, with National Award 
Children's Vision MA Coalition member Stacy Ayn Lyons, OD, FAAO, Chair of the Specialty and Advanced Care Department at New England College of Optometry and Director of the Framingham Public Schools Vision Center, has been honored with the Excellence in Education Award by Women In Optometry.
Dr. Lyons has been an investigator or consultant for numerous research grants and a frequent author and presenter on the subject of children's vision. See more at:
https://www.reviewofoptometry.com/wo/surveys-and-news/article/women-in-optometry-recognizes-women-ods-for-excellence/
 
 
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