Study of chart designs and optotypes for preschool vision screening - I. Comparability of chart designs

J. B. Sprague, L. A. Stock, J. Connett, J. Bromberg

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Abstract

Design variations in children's distance vision screening charts contribute to inconsistencies noted in preschool vision screening programs. This study compares children's distance visual acuity on two chart designs: logarithm of the minimal angle or resolution (LOGMAR) vs a chart of 'standard' design. In theory, the LOGMAR chart offers the advantages of improved precision in measuring inter-patient differences and greater consistency of follow-up measurements. Our findings indicate the following: 1) the ability to complete a test depends upon the child's age, not on chart design; 2) isolation of symbols is required more frequently for the LOGMAR charts than for the standard charts; and 3) on average, children have slightly poorer visual acuity scores on LOGMAR charts than on standard charts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)189-197
Number of pages9
JournalJournal of Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus
Volume26
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jan 1 1989

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