Introducing GoCheck Kids

Preventing Permanent Vision Loss in Children

World’s first smartphone photoscreening app

Developed by ophthalmologists, GoCheck Kids™ provides primary care providers a comprehensive vision screening solution so they can diagnose sooner and facilitate more efficient clinical decision-making.

For the 25 million children between the ages of 6 months and 5 years, there is a strong unmet medical need for GoCheck Kids photoscreening. More than 15% of children have risk factors for amblyopia, yet less than 20% of children receive proper vision screenings.1,2 Additionally, amblyopia treatment efficacy declines beginning at age 5.1

By helping pediatricians detect amblyopia risk factors in patients at such a young age, GoCheck Kids can help children get treatment early, when treatment is most effective, which can help prevent permanent vision loss.3-6

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  2. Children’s Eye Foundation. Why Save Sight. Accessed October 27, 2014.
  3. US Preventive Services Task Force. Vision Screening for Children 1 to 5 Years of Age: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Pediatrics. 2011;127:340-346.
  4. American Academy of Ophthalmology. Vision Screening for Infants and Children. A joint statement of the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus and the American Academy of Ophthalmology. Accessed October 27, 2014.
  5. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine and Section on Ophthalmology, American Association of Certified Orthoptists, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology. Eye examination in infants, children, and young adults by pediatricians: policy statement. Pediatrics. 2003;111:902-907.
  6. American Academy Of Pediatrics Section on Ophthalmology and, Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine, American Academy of Ophthalmology, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and American Association of Certified Orthoptists. Instrument-Based Pediatric Vision Screening Policy Statement. Pediatrics. 2012;130:983-986.