Children 'getting sight problems because of eye test delays'

Children 'getting sight problems because of eye test delays'
 

Children are developing permanent problems with their vision because they are not being given eye tests early enough, optometrists have warned.
An Association of Optometrists survey of 1,200 people indicated a quarter of school-age children had not been taken for a sight test by their parents.
Of parents surveyed, 52% thought tests would be given in primary school.
While some schools do offer screening, the tests are less comprehensive than those provided free on the NHS.
Delayed diagnosis can make treatment for sight problems such as amblyopia, known as "lazy eye", much less... read more

 
22 August 2018 in Regional, Views: 68
Source: BBC
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