Response to the BBC feature on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening
In response to the BBC features on Children’s Eye Testing/Vision Screening 22 August 2018 In October 2017, Public Health England released new guidance for local authorities (LA) to support vision screening testing for all children aged 4-5 years (https://www.gov.uk/government/news/new-guidance-to-improve-vision-screening-for-young-children). The supporting documents, available online, include parent information leaflets, with a link to the NHS choices
Children’s Eye Care – Reinforcing National Guidelines for Vision Screening in Schools for all 4-5 year olds
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
What is an Ophthalmologist?
An ophthalmologist is a medically trained doctor who commonly acts as both physician and surgeon. (S)he examines, diagnoses and treats diseases and injuries in and around the eye. Ophthalmologists undergo extensive training, a typical training route is: Entry into a medical school with at least 3 excellent A levels 5 years at a medical school