Letter regarding Vision Testing -Year 1

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Dear Parent/Carer

Re:       Vision Screening Information

You may remember that we contacted you last academic year about vision screening for 4 to 5 year-old children in reception class.


Unfortunately the vision screening was not completed due to the coronavirus pandemic and school closure therefore some children in reception (now currently in Year 1) did not have the vision screening.

Parents/carer of these children will need to arrange with their local optometrist (optician) for their child to have a sight test.  They will not have to pay for this.

We recommend the sight test to ensure any problems are found early so that treatment can start as soon as possible. Young children rarely complain about having reduced vision. If only one eye is affected it is even less likely to be noticed by the child, parents or anyone else.  A sight test will identify any problems.

Can you please distribute the letter (attached to this email) to the parents/carers of the year 1 children.


For further information, see www.nhs.uk/childrens-eyes<http://www.nhs.uk/childrens-eyes>

Kind regards

Mrs A Tong-Sweeney

Screening Service Manager

Mrs Ana Tong-Sweeney
Screening Service Manager (Heartlands and Good Hope)/Advanced Orthoptist
Tel: +44 (0) 121 424 0950/0121 424 9677
Email: ana.tong-sweeney@heartofengland.nhs.uk
Orthoptic Department
Birmingham Heartlands Hospital
Bordesley Green East, Birmingham, B9 5SS


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