Child Vision Screening
The Importance of Vision Screening
Children who cannot see properly are likely to be disadvantaged in the classroom. Research suggests that approximately 15% of school children have a vision problem. Even in schools where vision screening is provided, this is usually limited to a single screening on school entry. Consequently, children developing vision problems later, may well go undetected.
The longer problems go undetected, the more a child's social and educational development can suffer. This, in turn, places greater demands on teachers and school support resources.
Where there are vision screening programs in place, delivery can be inconsistent, complex and expensive to manage. Furthermore, they can be an additional burden for those tasked with screening.
Where there's no provision, often teachers realize that children's eyesight affects learning and social development, yet are powerless to do anything about it.
Empowers Teachers and Schools
For schools, SchoolScreener® Vision is like a resource on-a-shelf. It's always available, online or offline to check children quickly if you're concerned. Check individual children, whole classes or schools whenever you want; break-time, after school or at events. For use by teachers, support staff, volunteers or school nurses. Testing takes moments and there's no administrative follow-up, it's all automated!
For individual schools, use:
Empowers Health Services
An efficient, cost-effective and proven tool, SchoolScreener® will help you to implement a vision screening program.
Designed and widely used in the UK, no clinical knowledge or special training is required. The screener focuses on child engagement.
For area-wide vision screening programs, use:
Manage the Full Screening Process from Start to Finish.
- initial screening;
- personalized letters to parents/carers in multiple languages;
- management of the referral pathway; and
- feedback to schools.
Managers have access to detailed management information and locality-wide audits through the SchoolScreener dashboard. This enables timely intervention and decision making for quality control, resource planning and reporting to commissioning or funding bodies.
SchoolScreener® manages vision screening for:
Short sightedness (Myopia).
Distance vision (Hypermetropia).
Lazy eye (Strabismus).
Finally, try SchoolScreener® Vision in your school or organization, FREE of charge. This'll show you just how easy it is to set up, use and get real, automated results. You'll be up and running in just a few minutes and don't forget, there's no manual data entry needed! The free licence allows you to test the vision of up to 10 children.