Everyone Health delivers routine vision screening for children in school to identify any problems early on in their development. Vision continues to develop from birth to around 8 years of age. Children rarely complain of having poor vision and it can easily go unnoticed, especially if it only affects one eye. Reduced vision can have an impact on a child’s learning and development. This is why we recommend vision screening at age 4 to 5 years.
If your child attends school, they will complete the vision screen on school premises, we will arrange a date with your child’s school. If your child is home educated, they will still receive the screening, you will be contacted by us to arrange the vision screening at a local children’s centre.
To carry out the testing, we will be using a software called Thompson Screening. We will assess your child’s vision using a letter matching test. The test is fun and your child does NOT need to know their letters. We will put an eye patch over one eye or use a pair of glasses with one eye blanked out.
Parents/Guardians will have access to a parent portal to receive more information and results on the vision screening that was carried out for their child. This portal link will be shared with your child’s school to then be forwarded to all parents to access. The letter containing the portal link will also have information on how you opt out of the screening for your child if you don’t wish for them to receive the vision screening. If we don’t receive an opt out email, we will presume you are happy to go ahead with the screening for your child.
If you have any further questions about this, you can contact our Service Manager via email on [email protected] or call 07759 708090.