Has your Child had a Vision Screening check at school?

All children in the UK are supposed to receive a Vision Screening to ensure that their vision is normal. Generally there are only 3 outcomes. Either their vision is assessed as normal, in which case they should be reviewed by their Optometrist annually. The second outcome is that there is potentially an issue and they are required to see their Optometrist immediately. The third optician is where the vision is significantly reduced, or there is another significant ocular issue, such as a squint. These children will be referred to the Hospital Eye Clinic for a more detailed review.

 

What to do?

All children up to the age of 16 should have an Eye Check at least once a year.

If your child requires a review after having the School Screening Test, please book in using the form below, this is an NHS service and there is no charge.

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Ahmed Hilmi
Author : Ahmed Hilmi

Ahmed is an Optometrist with over 15 years experience. He is the senior Optometrist at Redgate Opticians in High Wycombe and is also currently working for the John Radcliffe Eye Clinic.

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