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PediaVision

February 17, 2009 08:00 ET

PediaVision Assessment Solution (PAS) Now in 15 States

Parents and Pediatricians, Like Dr. Joshua Chesir, Seek Highly Accurate Vision Screening Tool That Identifies Vision Problems Early in Life

LAKE MARY, FL--(Marketwire - February 17, 2009) - Launched publicly just last October, PediaVision today announced being used in 15 states throughout the U.S. and growing rapidly. Why the rapid growth? Because people are learning that one out of every four children in the U.S. suffers from a vision problem -- 7.7 million children under age 11. And since 95 percent of vision problems can be corrected if caught early, parents and Pediatricians are thrilled to find a vision screening tool that identifies vision problems early in life -- even before children can speak.

The only binocular vision screening device that produces highly accurate, immediate results, the PediaVision Assessment Solution (PAS) is effective for screening children of any age, especially pre-verbal children. The software produces a recommendation as to whether or not a subject should be referred to an eye care specialist.

Just ask Laura Rozicer of New City, New York. She took her twins to the office of Joshua Chesir, MD FAAP, Assistant Clinical Professor of Pediatrics at New York Medical College, for a regular wellness exam and thought their eyes were just fine. Dr. Chesir, who had a PediaVision device, screened the twins' vision and within seconds, knew they needed to be referred to a Pediatric Ophthalmologist. It turns out that both had astigmatism. After treatment, the twins are seeing well.

"I don't know what would have happened if the twins weren't diagnosed so early in their lives," Mrs. Rozicer said. "I'm so grateful that Dr. Chesir had the PediaVision device," she added.

Dr. Chesir commented, "We are very fortunate to have one of the PediaVision screening devices. Prior to this, we did not have the proper tools to accurately measure a child's vision, especially those who can't yet communicate verbally. The PAS provides us with accurate measurements of common eye issues, including refractive errors, amblyopia, strabismus, anisocoria, and media opacities."

Conducted from three feet away, the screening is as simple and non-invasive as taking a picture of your child's eyes. Children don't even realize they are having their eyes examined.

Parents are encouraged to ask their Pediatrician to screen for vision at all of your child's well check-ups, and to get the latest vision screening technology to help them get an accurate, objective screening.

About PediaVision

PediaVision is dedicated to solving the critical problem of undiagnosed vision problems affecting thousands of children and to helping Pediatricians provide thorough vision screening. The company was initially founded by a team of optometrists and ophthalmologists. These medical professionals were confronted daily with the impact of permanent vision loss in children. PediaVision has a proven technology with medical expertise and a management team with a strong track record of transforming industries. For more information about PediaVision, and to help the fight against undiagnosed vision problems in children, please visit www.pediavision.com.

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