Eyesight: Children

Department of Health written question – answered on 23rd January 2015.

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Photo of Dan Jarvis Dan Jarvis Shadow Minister (Justice)

To ask the Secretary of State for Health, with reference to the recommendation on the NHS Choices website that all children are offered vision screening between the ages of four and five by an orthoptist-led service, if he will introduce a national vision screening programme for children.

Photo of Norman Lamb Norman Lamb The Minister of State, Department of Health

The UK National Screening Committee recommends that all children between 4 - 5 years of age should continue to be screened for vision defects by an orthoptist led service.

This service is already offered nationally as part of the NHS Healthy Child Programme.

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