Have your say on eye testing in special schools

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Wednesday 20 September 2023

Tags: eye care, consultation, eye tests, special schools

NHS England is hosting a free public engagement webinar for parent carers on Tuesday 3 October between 12-1pm to share its plans for expanding free eye testing in special schools from April 2024.

Parent carers can register to attend the webinar through the NHS England website (you will be asked to create an account to register).

The NHS is also inviting feedback on their engagement document, which explains what the testing service for day and residential special schools will cover.

This includes:

  • A free annual sight test – or more if clinically required.
  • Invitations for parents to attend test appointments.
  • Vouchers towards the cost of glasses.
  • Outcome reports that recommend any additional adjustments required beyond corrective lenses, for example in classrooms.

Book your place for the NHS webinar on 3 October  (you will be asked to create an account to register).

You can also send NHS England your views on the engagement document via their online response form or by emailing england.specialschooleyecareservice@nhs.net.

The deadline to respond is 5pm on Monday 16 October.