GoCheck Kids

Who is GoCheck Kids?

GoCheck Kids offers clinicians an easy-to-use, cloud-based mobile platform that delivers both photoscreening and vision acuity testing – with results that can be populated directly into a practice’s electronic medical record system.

GoCheck Kids utilizes an easy-to-use, iPhone-based photo-screening app that detects the risk of vision impairment in children. This incredible solution helps protect kids from preventable vision impairment and blindness.

Key Features of the GoCheck KIds Program:

  • GoCheck Kids vision screening platform quickly and easily performs photoscreening and visual acuity.
  • Access to results in a secure portal along with eFax capabilities to reduce administrative burden and improve workflows.
  • No upfront capital expenditures. Their subscription pricing model makes it simple to get started with $0 capital cost investment.

GoCheck Kids™ comprehensive Pediatric vision screening app detects common vision disorders early, while they can still be treated. With integrated photo screening and digital visual acuity, you can detect amblyopia risk factors and help prevent permanent vision loss.

Pediatricians and families value the application’s immediate screening results, integration, and cloud connectivity — giving physicians more time to care for their patients.

Backed by peer reviewed literature and leading Pediatric Ophthalmologists, GoCheck Kids helps you increase quality, meet AAP’s vision screening guidelines, and protect kids’ vision.

What Product and Services Does GoCheck Kids Provide?

GoCheck Kids has created and services an iPhone based app that helps detect and prevent vision Impairment and blindness with cloud-based vision screening.

The platform is able to help detect amblyopia risk factors and other refractive errors before it’s too late.

  • 1 in 4 kids have a vision problem. If untreated, they can lead to learning disabilities and blindness2
  • Amblyopia (lazy eye) is the leading cause of vision loss in kids but is almost always treatable if detected early3
  • Treatment efficacy declines starting at age 5, early detection and treatment are key4

What GoKids Detects

  • Myopia
  • Hyperopia
  • Anisometropia
  • Astigmatism
  • Strabismus*

*Strabismus is determined by evaluating the position of the corneal reflexes during manual grading.

GoKids Complete Vision Screening Solution

  • Photoscreening
  • Practice Admin Portal (with Bidirectional EHR Integration)
  • Visual Acuity Testing

Where is GoCheck Kids Located?

GoCheck Kids is headquartered in Nashville,Tennessee.

What Year was GoCheck Kids Founded?

GoCheck Kids was founded in 2010.

Who is on the GoCheck Kids Leadership Team?

Naveen Kathuria is the CEO of GoCheck Kids. David Huang is the inventor of GoCheck Kids and a Co-Founder.

Why Work with GoCheck Kids?

GoCheck Kids was founded with the mission of ensuring that every young child is screened for vision impairment. As many as one in five children have invisible risk factors for vision impairment, leading to compromised learning, blindness or death.

Using GoCheck Kids’ FDA-registered, cutting-edge iPhone application and attachment, clinicians can quickly screen a child for vision impairment.

Thousands of healthcare providers use GoCheck Kids’ technology to detect vision problems early when they can still be treated. These customers have already screened over 4 million children using this technology.

Voted #1 at HIMMS’ Connected Health and SXSW, GoCheck Kids’ investors include Interwest Partners, FCA Ventures, Hatteras Venture Partners, Pisgah Fund, Sovereign’s Capital, Mucker Capital, and Marc Benioff (Founder/CEO of Salesforce.com).

What are the Benefits of Using GoCheck Kids to Help Your Organization Manage the Eye Health of Pediatric Patients?

“Vision disorders are the No. 1 disabling condition among U.S. children, yet research shows less than 40% of kids under age 5 have had their vision tested,” says GoCheck Kids CEO, Naveen Kathuria. “The GoCheck Kids solution is designed to fill this gap in care for children from the preverbal stage all the way through the most pivotal years of growth and development. By identifying vision problems early, we are reducing incidences of vision loss, blindness, and the associated long-term negative impacts to kids’ physical, emotional and social health.”

GoCheck Kids offers clinicians an easy-to-use, cloud-based mobile platform that delivers both photoscreening and vision acuity testing – with results that can be populated directly into a practice’s electronic medical record system.

The GoCheck Kids platform meets clinical guidelines from the American Academy of Pediatrics, American Academy of Ophthalmology, and American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, and more than 6,500 pediatric teams in the U.S. trust GoCheck Kids to deliver highly accurate, actionable vision screening.

At What Age Does the AAP Recommend Beginning Vision Screening for Children?

The AAP, AAPOS, and AAO recommend photoscreening starting as early as age 1 and visual acuity attempted at age 4. Perform both with GoCheck Kids.1


How Does the GoCheck Kids Pediatric Vision Screening Process Work?

The GoCheck Kids Photoscreening solution has a nurse or tech take a photo during a well-child visit using an iPhone provided by GoCheck Kids. The app then identifies any risk factors and a referral decision is made.

The GoCheck Kids Visual Acuity Testing should first be attempted when children are 4 years old as recommended by the AAP, AAPOS and AAO.1

This digital visual acuity test alleviates clunky wall chart workflows, removes tester bias, and eliminates the ability to cheat. The visual acuity testing logic in GoCheck Kids is designed to be as effective as visual acuity testing in a pediatric ophthalmology setting.

Children match the optotypes through a game much like “heads up”. There are two testing options to fit your workflow and screening protocol: Threshold, where the child is required to read the lines from the top down until he or she incorrectly identifies 3 of 5 optotypes, and Critical Line, where the child attempts to read only the line designated for his or her age.

The testing employs standardized protocols based on national guidelines with results independent of the administrator’s vision screening experience.3,4


How to Get Further Savings with GoCheck Kids Vision Testing Through MPPG

If you would like to learn more about the GoCheck Kids screening app please visit their website at https://www.gocheckkids.com/.

You may also email them at: moc.sdikkcehcognull@GPPM

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1. American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Practice and Ambulatory Medicine, Section on Ophthalmology, American Association of Certified Orthoptists, American Association for Pediatric Ophthalmology and Strabismus, American Academy of Ophthalmology. Visual system assessment in infants, children, and young adults by pediatricians: policy statement. Pediatrics. 2016;137:1-3.
2.Gary Heiting, OD. “Vision problems of school-age children” https://www.allaboutvision.com/parents/schoolage.htm3.National Eye Institute. Facts About Amblyopia. https://nei.nih.gov/health/amblyopia/amblyopia_guide. Accessed October 30, 2019.
4.Donahue SP, Arthur B, Neely DE, Arnold RW, Silbert D, Rubin JR. Guidelines for automated preschool vision screening: A 10-year, evidence-based update. J AAPOS. 2013;17(1):4-8
5.MKT Doc 232 Rev C. Data on file.

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