Optometry & Vision Science

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Optometry & Vision Science:
doi: 10.1097/OPX.0b013e31829b9d99
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Adult Vision Screenings in Omaha, Nebraska

Wetzel, Chad*; Madden, Scott; Rai, Sushma; Ikhena, John*; Lyden, Elizabeth; Byrnes, Kathryn§; Lander, Lina

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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between risk factors and failing vision screening tests to better identify populations at high risk for age-related eye diseases and vision impairments.

Methods: A retrospective review of 839 vision screening forms from an ongoing vision screening program in Omaha, Nebraska, was conducted. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used.

Results: Sex, age, ethnicity, and persistent pain were independently associated with failing the visual field test in multivariate analysis. Persistent pain and glaucoma diagnosis were independently associated with failing the visual acuity test.

Conclusions: Female sex, age older than 65, African American or Hispanic ethnicity, glaucoma diagnosis, and persistent eye pain were significant risk factors for failing a vision screening test. Vision screenings should focus on targeting populations that exhibit these risk factors.

© 2013 American Academy of Optometry


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