Produced by Kit Carmiencke, O.D.
This professionally produced 9-minute video describes the vision development program established by Dr. Carmiencke in Deschutes County, Oregon, for pre-delinquent youths who are having academic difficulties and have been determined to be "at risk" of becoming juvenile delinquents. The program includes evaluation and treatment, lenses and vision therapy for non-institutionalized youths. The video includes many supporting statements by county juvenile justice officials and educators. Most juvenile and adult offenders have unidentified and untreated visual problems despite having 20/20 visual acuity. Standard screenings miss the majority of youths who can benefit from behavioral vision care and treatment of nearpoint visual problems. Excellent for establishing communications between optometry and juvenile justice officials. DVD format.