Public Health England and the British and Irish Orthoptic Society launch e-learning module for child vision screening

24 April 2019
Source: Public Health England/BIOS

PHE and the British and Irish Orthoptic Society today launch e-learning module for child vision screening The Child Vision Screening e-learning module aims of this resource are to assist child vision screeners carry out their roles. It: • is used as part of the initial training if they are new to this role • enables child vision screeners to meet

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RCOphth: UK National Screening Committee policy on Vision defects screening in children

7 February 2017
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The Royal College of Ophthalmologists supports the recommendation of the National Screening Committee that screening for visual impairment in children, between the ages of 4 and 5 years, should be offered by an orthoptic-led service.http://www.screening.nhs.uk/vision-child The College strongly advocates early screening for the detection of visual problems and eye disorders in children at the appropriate age. Early detection of amblyopia,

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RCOphth strongly recommends orthoptist led UK National Screening programme for children

15 September 2016
Source: Royal College of Ophthalmologists

The UK National Screening Committee (NSC) has recommended orthoptist led screening for visual impairment in all children aged 4 – 5 years. http://www.screening.nhs.uk/vision-child From October 2015, responsibility for the funding of vision screening of 4-5 year olds was passed from NHS CCGs to Local Authorities.  However some Local Authorities fail to commission this vision screening, or are even decommissioning screening, because

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PHE Screening Blog: A vision for vision screening

25 May 2016
Source: Public Health England

Anne Mackie, 17 May 2016 — School entry screening I was talking to a colleague the other day and he told me how his 4 year old son was diagnosed with a severe visual impairment in both eyes as a result of the child vision screen during his reception year at school. Neither he nor his partner had any idea

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