Guidance

Child vision screening

Resources to support the commissioning and delivery of child vision screening. Includes a service specification, competencies, leaflets and template letters.

Documents

Service specification

Screening competencies

Teacher information (opt in)

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Teacher information (opt out)

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Screening pathway

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Diagnostic pathway

Parent leaflet

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Parent leaflet (print ready artwork)

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Letter 1: invite opt in

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Letter 2: invite opt out

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Letter 3: reduced vision suggested

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Letter 4: pass

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Letter 5: not screened

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Letter 6: unable to test

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Details

Vision screening for 4 to 5 year old children is recommended by the UK National Screening Committee and is the responsibility of local authorities as part of the healthy child programme.

Public Heath England has developed a set of national resources to support the commissioning and delivery of high quality, consistent services.

These include:

  • service specification
  • screening competencies
  • teacher information sheets
  • screening pathway
  • diagnostic pathway
  • template letters

The red text in the letter templates indicates the parts that should be completed or adapted locally.

Local arrangements need to be made for printing the parent leaflet. Print ready artwork is provided for this purpose.

Published 24 October 2017
Last updated 9 January 2018 + show all updates
  1. Removed reference to slips for parents to return in the teacher information sheets.
  2. First published.