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Guiding Principles

  1. Universal access to the highest standard of pediatric vision care
  2. Early, accurate detection, treatment critical to prevent amblyopia and obstacles to healthy child development
  3. Recognize visual impairment as an important factor in a child’s academic and social success
  4. Education (broadly defined) is required to reduce vision loss resulting from injury
  5. Registry including vision screening results, diagnoses, treatment, follow-up is a necessary component for a universal and effective vision services delivery system
  6. Adopt high quality standards and best practices when reporting, tracking and communicating within a child’s network regarding screening, diagnosis, treatment and follow-up care
  7. Surveying, tracking, evaluating, researching and managing diagnoses and resources related to children’s vision are essential to program success
  8. Planning and implementation of coalition goals must be collaborative, multidisciplinary and aligned with accepted professional standards for vision care
  9. Policy, advocacy, stakeholder engagement, commitment to process, and collaboration among coalition members are pathways to overall success
  10. Development of a successful system requires extra attention to transition years throughout childhood into young adult
  11. Create a process and plan that can be replicated in other states