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Back To School A B See Eye Campaign

09 Sep 2018

Did you know more than one in 10 children, in every classroom, are estimated to have an undiagnosed vision problem that is impacting on their learning and development. 

 The Association of Optometrists (AOP) have launched The A B SEE campaign to help children reach their full potential through regular sight examinations. 

Did You Know?

  • One in five children in the UK are short-sighted 
  • A quarter (24%) of school age children haven't been taken for a sight test and one in 10 (10%) 16-year-olds still have unchecked vision 
  • More than half (52%) of parents believe that every child has a full sight test at primary school but this is not the case
  • 74% of optometrists have seen children in the past year with vision problems that could have been treated more successfully if they had been diagnosed at an earlier age 
  • One in 10 parents believe they must pay for sight tests for their child but all under 16s are entitled to an NHS funded sight test and vouchers towards the cost of glasses or contact lenses 
  • Optometrists recommend that children have regular sight tests from around the age of three, to make sure any conditions are picked up and treated early 
  • One in 50 children will develop amblyopia, commonly known as lazy eye. Amblyopia can become more difficult to treat as a child grows older so it’s important to get their vision checked early 
  • You don’t need to wait until your child shows symptoms of an eye problem before bringing them to see us. 
  • Book an appointment today at Yorkshire Eyewear we recommend from the age of two.   

Enjoy this video from Garrey Lee, The Poetic Optician and Great Yorkshire Radio to help promote awareness

Last Modified: Tuesday 11 September 2018 10:29
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