Adult vision screenings in omaha, nebraska

Chad Wetzel, Scott Madden, Sushma Rai, John Ikhena, Elizabeth Lyden, Kathryn Byrnes, Lina Lander

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PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to examine the association between risk factors and failing vision screening tests to better identify populations at high risk for age-related eye diseases and vision impairments. METHODS: A retrospective review of 839 vision screening forms from an ongoing vision screening program in Omaha, Nebraska, was conducted. Univariate and multivariate logistic regression analyses were used. RESULTS: Sex, age, ethnicity, and persistent pain were independently associated with failing the visual field test in multivariate analysis. Persistent pain and glaucoma diagnosis were independently associated with failing the visual acuity test. CONCLUSIONS: Female sex, age older than 65, African American or Hispanic ethnicity, glaucoma diagnosis, and persistent eye pain were significant risk factors for failing a vision screening test. Vision screenings should focus on targeting populations that exhibit these risk factors.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1004-1011
Number of pages8
JournalOptometry and Vision Science
Issue number9
StatePublished - 2013


  • age-related eye disease
  • high-risk population
  • screening
  • vision
  • visual impairment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Ophthalmology
  • Optometry


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