02 March 2021
BIOS Vision Screening Report: Academic Year 2018-2019
Kyle Yau, Helen Griffiths, et al.
Vision screening in school has long been regarded as an effective way to reduce the prevalence rate of amblyopia induced by strabismus, high refractive error or other causes (Vision in preschool study group, 2003, Solebo, Cumberland & Rahi, 2014, Tailor et al, 2016). Early vision screening can detect the presence of amblyopia whilst it can still be treated, therefore preventing serious permanent visual loss in an early stage of life (Powell and Hatt, 2009). Despite the importance of early detection of amblyopia being indisputable, the format of vision screening varies. The UK National Screening Committee (NSC), based on available evidence (Hall and Elliman, 2003), recommended that children aged 4-5 should receive vision screening (UKNSC, 2019). In 2017, a service specification was published...
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