SCHOOL VISION SCREENING MESSAGE – 8th February 2021

Dear Parent / Guardian,

Due to the ongoing current situation with Covid 19 and schools being currently closed, unfortunately we are unable to carry out the Vision Test that would normally be carried out in your child’s first Academic Year of school.

We are therefore asking Parents/Guardians of any child currently in Y0/Y1 that have any concerns/queries regarding your child’s eyes/vision to contact the School Vision Screening Service on 0114 3053060 or Email vision.screening@nhs.net . This will ensure that your concerns can be addressed by one of our orthoptists and an appointment arranged if necessary within the hospital. As soon as schools are open, our Vision Screening team will complete the eye tests in school. Please be reassured that we will commence testing as soon we are able to do so and we will endeavour to complete the full cohort before the end of next academic year 2021/2022.

Most children will be tested at school during the school day.  This will be arranged in advance in conjunction with school.  Parents are not required to be present for the test.

Alternatively if you have any concerns about your child’s eyes please visit your Local High Street Optometrist (Optician) or family Dr (GP) or contact the School Vision Screening Service (as above).  In the case of an emergency please attend Sheffield Children’s Hospital Accident and Emergency Department – this is a 24 hour service.

Thank You

The School Vision Screening Team

0114 3053060