LAKE MARY, Fla., Feb. 13, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- PediaVision will be conducting demonstrations of the revolutionary new Spot vision screener for pediatricians attending the Miami Children's Hospital 47th Annual Pediatric Postgraduate Course from Feb. 13-16 at the InterContinental Hotel in downtown Miami, Florida. PediaVision will be at booth 14, in the exhibition hall, which will be open from 7:30 a.m. until 2 p.m. each day.
Vision screenings are recommended for children of all ages. Yet, over 12.5 million school-age children in the U.S. continue to struggle to see the blackboard or read textbooks. Unfortunately, traditional screening methods can be time consuming and inaccurate.
Spot can assess a child's vision with accuracy, unmatched speed and deliver immediate comprehensive results. The new device has an incredibly quick capture time of one second or less, which makes screening equally efficient in a physician's office or for a large-scale public screening.
"The feedback we've received from the families regarding Spot has been excellent without exception," said Michael Middleton, M.D., founder of Middleton Pediatrics in Orlando, Florida, who was one of the first pediatricians to introduce Spot to his patients. "They're able to tell that this is a much better test than what's been done in the past."
Tom Zeug, practice manager for New Jersey-based Tenafly Pediatrics, has watched his staff quickly embrace Spot.
"It's so quick and easy to use," said Zeug. "Our staff loves using Spot to screen the kids because it's faster than asking patients to read the eye chart. It's a light, hand-held device with no wires attached to it, so we can move from office to office for screening patients.
"The real beauty of Spot is it's convenient for every age and much faster for the medical staff, providing a complete vision screening. And the parents are happy to receive the report which they can pass along to their eye doctor when they go for the full vision test."
Liz Moore, the practice manager at Middleton Pediatrics, agrees with Zeug.
"The children have been very receptive to the screening," said Moore. "Typically, a manual screening takes several minutes to check a child's vision, however Spot allows us to capture an accurate result in just a few seconds. It is a short process designed to get their attention with lights and sounds, making it easy for our team to use."
Spot can also assist pediatricians in generating additional revenue in their practice without increasing patient load.
"We love Spot! We're so happy we bought it," said Teresa Casey, Practice Manager at the Center for Advance Pediatrics. "It's an easy way to generate revenue for our practice."
In New Jersey, Zeug has had the same experience and says, "On the financial side, we like how the cost is structured so we are able to offer it to more people without the financial risks."
For those pediatricians interested in scheduling a pre-arranged meeting with PediaVision for a demonstration and discussion, Jan Edwards can be reached at Jan.Edwards@pediavision.com.
PediaVision is dedicated to solving the critical problem of undiagnosed vision problems and transforming the lives of thousands of children each day. Automated and objective vision screening empowers organizations in public health and private medicine to positively affect the outcomes of a child's education performance.
Supported by ophthalmologists, optometrists, scientists and leading technology innovators, the Spot vision screener is breakthrough technology and represents what vision screening should be. For more information, including how to order Spot, please visit www.pediavision.com.