Revolutionary Vision Screener will be in the Spotlight at the American Academy of Pediatrics Meeting in New Orleans

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Spot can screen anyone six months of age and up in only a few seconds

The revolutionary Spot vision screener is one of the medical technologies pediatricians will have the opportunity to witness first-hand at the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) National Conference & Exhibition at the Ernest N. Morial Convention Center in New Orleans, October 20-23. The award-winning Spot is a handheld, wireless, WiFi-enabled, binocular vision screener that can screen anyone six months of age and up in just a few seconds. And, PediaVision will be offering one lucky pediatrician who visits the PediaVision booth the opportunity to walk away with a brand new Spot vision screener.

Spot was developed to help pediatricians across the United States, whom have relied on a 150 year-old antiquated method to conduct vision screenings with their young patients. Over the past year, the pediatricians who have incorporated Spot into their practice have learned very quickly that this device makes a major difference for both patients and staff.

“When using the Snellen chart, we were unable to screen children who were four years of age or under,” said Dr. Victor Tamashiro, who has operated a pediatric practice in Mission Hills, California for more than 22 years. “Now with Spot, we can accurately identify vision issues as early as six months of age. Spot definitely helps us provide a better service for the patients. And it speeds up the process as well.”

Tom Zeug, practice manager for Tenafly Pediatrics, has a Spot device in each of the six Tenafly offices in New Jersey. “This is a life-changing and industry-changing new technology,” said Tom Zeug, practice manager for Tenafly Pediatrics, a six-facility New Jersey practice. “It measures the eyes faster and we will are able to expand our ages, screening younger and older children. “Our staff loves Spot. They can complete a full vision screening in a matter of seconds for each patient, which is remarkable.”

David Melnik, president and CEO of PediaVision, is seeing his vision come to fruition as pediatricians, schools and community groups are now using Spot to efficiently and cost-effectively screen children’s vision objectively. “Our goal is to give every child the opportunity to reach their full potential,” said Melnik, who has become a leading voice for technological advances in vision health to help children throughout the United States “Spot demonstrates how innovation can drive profound changes in our community. Our hope is that every pediatrician in the country will have a Spot in their office to deliver high quality care to their patients, while generating revenue for their practice.”

Teresa Casey is the practice manager at the Center for Advanced Pediatrics in Danbury, Connecticut and agrees completely with Mr. Melnik. “We love Spot!” said Casey. “It provides us with an easy way to generate revenue while providing a higher level of care. So happy we bought it!”

About PediaVision
PediaVision, inventor of the award-winning Spot vision screener, is dedicated to solving the critical health issue of undiagnosed vision problems and transforming the lives of thousands of children each day. A child with an undetected or untreated vision problem is more likely to develop social or emotional problems. Thus, a child’s vision problems can affect not only their own learning, but that of their peers. Automated and objective vision screening empowers organizations in public health and private medicine to ensure children have the opportunity to reach their full potential.

Supported by ophthalmologists, optometrists, scientists and leading technology innovators, the Spot vision screener is breakthrough technology and represents what vision screening should be.

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