AOP: Children’s eye health: Why vision matters

16 August 2018

Good eyesight is crucial in making sure a child develops to their full potential both at school and socially. It’s especially important to look after children’s eyes – the eye is still developing throughout early childhood so if problems are treated early, it can make a lasting difference. Yet research shows that around 20% of school-aged children have an undiagnosed

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Cochrane Reviews on vision screening and reading aids updated

31 May 2018
Source: Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) group

The College of Optometrists, UK has funded two Cochrane Review updates in support of the Cochrane Eyes and Vision (CEV) group based at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine (LSHTM). The global review updates were used to answer questions on the topics of Vision screening for correctable visual acuity deficits in school-age children and adolescents and Reading aids for adults with low vision.

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Children’s Eye Care – Reinforcing National Guidelines for Vision Screening in Schools for all 4-5 year olds

15 February 2018
Source: BIOS/Royal College of Ophthalmologists

3 September 2015 The British and Irish Orthoptic Society (BIOS) supports the evidence-based national screening guidelines aimed at the early detection of vision defects in children, at the appropriate age, through clinical examinations by appropriately trained staff. Detection of eye problems in the very young and pre-school child requires expert clinical examination. If a parent or carer has concern about

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