Reception Pupils Vision Screening Event
This event will take place on 07/07/2021
We are writing to inform you of the school based vision screening service that the NHS would like to provide to your child.
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 unrecognised; 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, although your child’s details will be requested from the school in order for us to be able to complete the process. These details will be treated confidentiality and only shared with other relevant health professionals should a referral be required. The screening takes the form of letter matching whist wearing special glasses that are designed to test each eye individually. Following the screening test you will receive a letter informing you of the result and the results will be stored on your child’s electronic health records. All results will be treated confidentially and only shared should a referral onto another service be required.