Vision
Screening

The Task Force recommends against vision screening.

Ophthalmologists did not agree with the Task Force Impaired Vision screening guideline in 2018. They have since noted a significant decline in vision screening in the Ontario population since routine eye exams have not been funded for those aged 20 to 64.

Given that the authors acknowledged there was no evidence of harm associated with screening adults for impaired vision and the evidence overall for this analysis was ‘low-quality,’ we believe a recommendation of “against” screening seems to be extreme… denying this opportunity to diagnose a vision related health care issue is misguided.” — letter from Dr. Yvonne M Buys, Past President, Canadian Ophthalmological Society