CHILDREN’S EYE HEALTH
It is felt that the government ethos for orthoptist led screening of children is inadequate both from the fact that there are not enough orthoptists and also that it fails to screen for many aspects of children’s eye care including refractive error.
The Confederation has contacted all UK Infant and Primary schools with posters and a link to a film about children’s sight testing, asking them to encourage children to have a sight test.
The funding request is to cover a follow up mailing to also include Nursery schools as well as to progress to a second stage.
Agreed amount: £10,000.00