We read with interest your response to ‘What is vision screening? And more importantly, what it is not?’. We agree that the justification for screening for strabismus is a contentious issue. Some would advocate that this should be included in a vision screening programme; others would not.
1. Carlton J, Auld R. What is vision screening? And more importantly what is it not? Br Ir Orthopt J 2011; 8: 71–73. 2. http://www.orthoptics.org.uk/Resources/Documents/Vision%20Screening%20Catherine%20Butcher%20Sep%2020011.pdf 3. Carlton J, Smith K. Screening for amblyopia. J Pediatr Ophthalmol Strabismus 2011; 48: 381. 4. http://www.screening.nhs.uk/vision-child 5. http://www.rcophth.ac.uk/news.asp?section=24§ionTitle=News&itemid=484