1 out of 5 children has a vision issue!

Vision disability is the single most prevalent disabling condition among children.1

Failing to detect and treat vision disorders in children may lead to partial or full blindness and may result in issues with child development, academic achievement, self-esteem, social-emotional behavior and juvenile delinquency.2

1Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Improving the Nations' Vision Health: A Comprehensive Public Helth Approach. _nations_vision_health.pdf
2Zaba, Joel N., M.A., O.D., "Children's Vision Care in the 21st Century and its impact on Education, Literacy. Social Issues and the Workplace: A Call to Action," Sept. 2008.

See how the Spot Vision Screener can help identify and reduce some of the leading causes of vision disorders  in children.

Elise's Story: The Importance of Vision Screening in Preschool-age Children

“If she would have never had a screening, I would never know, we, would never know that there was anything was wrong with her eyes until it was extremely too late to save them. Now, she still has a chance to be you know, anything she wants to be”

– Elise’s Mom

Jackson's Story: The Importance of Vision Screening in Preschool-age Children

“Pediatric vision screening is important especially in preschool children. If we find a problem, we can treat it. Once a child is 7 years old or so those neural pathways are locked in and they lose the ability to develop 20/20 vision”

– Dr. Virginia Lolley, Comprehensive Ophthalmology Specialist

Jaxson's Story: The Importance of Vision Screening in Preschool-age Children

“It’s amazing how they can tell by a picture and the kid doesn’t have to read from an eye graph or anything, just by a picture”

– Jaxson’s Mom

Simplified and comprehensive vision screening
with SpotTM Vision Screener

With Spot, factors like patient age and cooperation have less of an Impact on the results.

Reduce the time to screen vision from minutes to seconds


The Spot Vision Screener is a handheld, portable device designed to help users quickly and easily detect vision issues on patients from 6 months of age through adult. Spot screens both eyes at once from a non-threatening 3-foot distance. The touchscreen display allows for one-touch activation, simple management of patient data entry and easy configuration for vision screening applications.


  • Easy to use, easy to implement with minimal user training required
  • Adequately powered for mass screening events
  • Captures readings 97% of the time, helping to screen otherwise difficult patients
  • Wireless printing and WiFi-enabled for easy export of data
  • Manual exports available via USB port
  • Uses lights and sounds to help engage children
  • Automated screening provides thorough, objective and easy-to-understand results

Spot accurately detects the potential indication of these common vision problems

  • Refractive Errors 
    • Myopia (near-sightedness)
    • Hyperopia (far-sightedness)
    • Astigmatism (blurred vision)
  • Amblyopic precursors
    • Anisometropia (unequal refractive power)
    • Strabismus (eye misalignment)
  • Pupil abnormalities
    • Anisocoria (pupil size deviations)

Clinically shown to be more efficient

Evidence shows that using the Spot Vision Screener can help to dramatically reduce the time required to vision compared to traditional screening tools.

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Welch Allyn SpotTM Vision Screener


The Spot Vision screener can capture images of the eye in a second which allows it to work on even hyperactive children.

Product Details

More reference materials to get to know Spot Vision Screener:





Spec Sheet

SpotTM Vision Screener offers
clear benefits to healthcare providers

  • The technology helps provide consistent care for all patients
  • Reduces the risk of missing pre-amblyopic and amblyopic patients
  • Improves practice efficiency by eliminating the challenges associated with normal vision screening in young patients as well as in developmentally disabled patients
  • Eye doctors and pediatricians/primary care doctors are able to better coordinate care, which:
    • Improve outcomes
    • Allows for more accurate referrals
    • Facilitates better patient education

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