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Stereo Optical Launches 3 Stereotests Including LEA Symbols

by Shirley Yin-Piazza

New Tests to Screen Young Children Add to Extensive Product Line

Dallas, TX, Essilor Instruments today announced the launch of three stereotests including LEA Symbols, the Original Stereo Fly, Butterfly, and Randot®, by its Stereo Optical division. Stereo depth perception tests are an effective and easy-to-use method of screening stereoscopic vision for all ages. The three new stereotests including LEA Symbols are designed to screen the vision of young children and supplement the existing extensive Stereo Optical product line.

Lea Hyvarinen, MD, created the LEA Symbols® in 1976. Dr. Hyvarinen designed the circle, square, apple, and house so that each symbol measured visual acuity similarly. Numerous professional associations, including the American Academy of Pediatrics and the American Academy of Ophthalmology, have recommended LEA Symbols as vision screening tests for young children in a policy statement.

“Stereo tests help to detect visual problems such as stereopsis, amblyopia, suppression and strabismus. We are thrilled that Dr. Lea trusts the reputation of Stereo Optical and the quality of our products to grant us the license for production of these new stereo tests for young children,” said Samy Lauriette, Senior Vice President, Essilor Instruments Americas.

About Stereo Optical

For over 65 years, Stereo Optical has been an expert in the manufacturing, selling, and global distribution for vision screening products across many markets and professions, with trusted use and validation. Stereo Optical has defined and revolutionized the visual assessment testing process. Its stereotests and Optec® vision testing products are known as the gold standard in vision screening. For more information, please see www.stereooptical.com.