The Screening for Schools vision software has been created to rapidly identify children who may have poor vision. It’s been designed specifically to enable teachers, teaching assistants and others within schools to use. The test takes just 3 minutes to complete. The software then generates a personalised report for parents or carers. The report explains the results and recommends a course of action.
The tests are suitable for use for any child from age 7 upwards. It’s used by both primary and secondary schools, since 2016. Parents and school management can rest assured that pupils’ personal data remains secure and GDPR-compliant.
Step 1: Vision Kit
Your school will receive a Screening for Schools Vision Kit by post. This will include specially designed glasses and the equipment required to complete the screening test process. There’s also access to lots of online instruction and help to get going.
Step 2: Consent
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 large tablet. Minimum screen size to run the test is 10.2 inches.
Step 3: The Test
An adult launches the online software and follows the simple on-screen instructions. Each test takes approximately 1-2 mins. No technical or medical skills are required by the adult running the test.
Step 4: Share the Results
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 for a full optometric assessment. These can be booked at most high street opticians are free for children up to age 16 (funded by The NHS).
Use the Screening for Schools vision tests as needed. This may be on an individual basis, such as when a child seems to be having difficulty seeing, reading or communicating or for groups of children.