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Vision Impairment referrals

When referring a child with Vision Impairment please consider

  • We do not carry out assessments for Specific Learning Difficulties (Dyslexia) 
  • Diagnosis of medical problems of any sort, including problems of refraction or binocular vision cannot be made on the basis of these assessments. If there are any concerns, and, where appropriate, to eliminate pathology of the visual system, the child should in the first instance be referred to an ophthalmologist, orthoptist or optometrist working in an Eye Clinic at a hospital. (The referral route is usually via the GP). 

If a child without a diagnosis is being referred for a visual assessment, confirmation that they have had a recent eye-test (within the last 12 months) should be provided with the referral.

Please note referrals may not be accepted without this confirmation.

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