SchoolScreener EZ® is an on-line vision screening system designed by vision scientists at City, University of London.
The solution has been created to enable teachers, teaching assistants and others within schools to rapidly identify children who may have poor vision (including problems with colour vision).The test takes just 3 minutes to complete. The software then generates a personalised report for parents/carers explaining the results and recommending a course of action.
The solution is suitable for use from age 7 upwards in both primary and secondary schools, and parents can rest assured that pupils’ data remains secure.
How it works
Your school will receive a SchoolScreenerEZ Kit through the post. This will include specially designed glasses and equipment required to complete the screening process.
Download the template letter provided to send to parents in order to gain consent to carry out the test. The test can then be completed on a standard PC, laptop or tablet.
An adult launches the online software and follows the simple on-screen instructions. Each test takes approximately 3-5 mins. No technical or medical skills are required by the adult running the test.
The software analyses the child’s results and generates a letter to send home to parents/carers. If a potential problem is highlighted the letter will recommend the child visits a local optometrist.
We recognise time is precious in schools and allocating time for pupils to take the test outside of normal lessons can be difficult. This is why we have created lesson plans designed around the science of vision so you have an opportunity to integrate the screening process into a science lesson allowing students’ to continue learning whilst teaching assistants or teachers can carry out the screening process.
The Specsavers iSpy packs produced in conjunction with The Eyecare Trust are educational resources designed to complement the UK National Curriculum at Key Stage II level. For more information or to request a pack, please contact your local Specsavers store or email firstname.lastname@example.org providing your contact details and school address.
Thanks to the support of Specsavers, SchoolScreenerEZ is be available to all schools in the UK completely free of charge.
Register now to receive the free screening kit, including everything you need to use the system in your school.