Children's Vision Screening

Childrens vision screening photo

Our service offers eye tests to reception aged pupils in the Cambridgeshire area.

Screening for vision defects is part of the ‘Healthy Child Programme’, and the aim of vision screening is early identification of children with amblyopia (Lazy Eye). Amblyopia is a relatively common condition that can often go unrecognisedised; however treatment can improve long term vision and have a positive effect on academic learning and development.

Your child will be seen in school and there is no requirement for you to be present. The results, following the screening, will be sent home to you on the day of the test as well as being stored on your child’s electronic health care record. All results will be treated confidentially and only shared should a referral onto another service be required.

This screen is only being offered to pupils in Foundation Stage and does not substitute an eye examination by a qualified orthoptist/optometrist; therefore I would like to take this opportunity to remind you of the importance of having annual eye checks at high street opticians which is offered free to school aged children.

Contact
Kim Chenery
Area Lead for Hunts 0-19 HCP.
Tel: 07940238638
Email:  kimchenery@nhs.net

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