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.
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