Vision Screening for 4-5 Year Olds

1. Do you currently commission vision screening in school of children aged 4-5 years old?


If YES, would you please:

2. List the key features of your commissioned screening service:

a) Settings (e.g. school).

b) Screening personnel (e.g. orthoptist, school nurse or other health professional).

c) The onward care pathway for children who fail the vision screening.

d) The quality assurance (QA) processes (audit) and identified clinical lead for the vision screening service


3. Tell us how you monitor if every child in your Local Authority has been tested (including those in private schools or those who are home-schooled).

Not applicable as vision screening in 4-5 year olds is not commissioned by Devon County Council (DCC).

4. Tell us whether the programme will be commissioned again in the next financial year  – Information not held.

If NO- you do not currently commission a vision screening service in your area, would you please tell us :

a) Why you do not commission vision screening?

Vision screening at age 4-5 is commissioned in Devon by NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group (CCG).

The ROVIC (Rehabilitation Officer for Visually Impaired Children) service is not commissioned to undertake screening of 4 to 5 year old children in school.

b) Whether a service is planned for the next financial year (2020/21)? This would be a CCG decision.

c) Whether an existing service in your area has been recently decommissioned?  Not known.  You may wish to refer your request to NHS Devon Clinical Commissioning Group