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Some children have a basic vision test when they start school. This is a basic test designed to pick up if a child has reduced vision. Despite The UK National Screening Committee (NSC) recommending that this service is offered to all children sadly it no longer takes place in every primary school, meaning some children may miss out on the help that they need.

 

Boots Opticians has launched a free national screening programme for schools. The programme provides everything a primary school needs to carry out a basic vision screening as well as curriculum based lesson plans which bring to life the importance of good eye health.

 

Even if your child is lucky enough to have their vision screened when they start school it should not replace regular full sight tests at their high street opticians. Remember these are free as they are funded by the NHS.