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PediaVision's Revolutionary Vision Screening Device to Be Showcased at AAPOS 35th Annual Meeting April 17-21 in San Francisco


4/13/2009 10:38:20 AM

LAKE MARY, FL--(Marketwire - April 13, 2009) -

PediaVision today announced its state-of-the-art PediaVision Assessment Solution (PAS) will be showcased at the AAPOS 35th Annual Meeting April 17-21 in San Francisco, CA. The PAS is a revolutionary vision screening solution that assists Pediatricians in the detection of refractive errors, amblyopia, strabismus, anisocoria, and media opacities. Made publicly available in late 2008, the PediaVision Assessment Solution is already in use in 16 states and deploying rapidly.

AAPOS is the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and the organization's goals are to advance the quality of children's eye care, support the training of pediatric ophthalmologists, support research activities in pediatric ophthalmology, and advance the care of adults with strabismus. PediaVision will participate in AAPOS' annual meeting by demonstrating its PediaVision Assessment Solution (PAS) to the hundreds of Pediatric Ophthalmologists in attendance.

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 written results and a recommendation as to whether or not a subject should be referred to an eye care specialist. Conducted from three feet away, the screening is as simple and non-invasive as taking a picture of the child.

"The PediaVision system, powered by Plusoptix, is a fast and child-friendly system. The computer allows the user to upgrade referral criteria as needed and facilitates future exams for patients within a pediatric practice. Parents love the immediate, sophisticated results. The computer interpretations assist follow-up doctors in determining correct therapy for the referred patients," said Robert Arnold, MD of the Alaska Blind Child Discovery Program and member of the Vision Screen Committee for the American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus (AAPOS).

"Parents look to their Pediatrician for early health assessments and trust their physician to thoroughly evaluate and identify any problems from birth," PediaVision's CEO David Melnik added. "Pediatricians now have the tool they need for highly accurate, early vision assessment."

"Our PAS enhances the value and profitability of any pediatric practice and is fast (takes less than 5 seconds), simple (one-button controlled automatic measurements), non-invasive (assessments conducted from a distance of three feet), convenient (easily incorporated as part of an annual exam) and affordable (less than 20 screenings/month to break even). This kind of vision screening is coming, and represents a significant revenue stream to the Pediatric industry (potentially $1 billion). Pediatricians who get our device now will begin reaping benefits immediately and will help lead this revolutionary change in vision screening," he added.

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.


For more information about this release, contact:

Tammy Snook
HighTech PR, Inc.
407-667-9355
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