Using an ordinary computer lab, a Colorado school district is working with a software maker to streamline vision tests for students in the first, fourth, and ninth grades.

"We've been doing vision screening the same way since probably World War II," said Sue McCarroll, coordinator of health services for the Aurora Public Schools. Last year, she piloted a new approach with 400 students. She used a software product called VisionRx, she said.

VisionRx software performs clinical eye-tests and is used by motor vehicle departments, health care practitioners, and

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