Vision Screening CAG
Co – Lead: Dr Miriam Conway
Co – Lead: Asad Atiq
The purpose of the BIOS Vision Screening CAG is to provide oversight and direction to members with the aim of improving population based vision screening and enhancing vision outcomes.
- promote high quality and equitable vision screening programmes nationally.
- provide a communication network for those with an interest in vision screening.
- share best practice and make recommendations for evidence based service models.
- advise and contribute to national policy making on vision screening.
It is recognised that there is variation in provision in the UK and Ireland. Through sharing audit and comparing models throughout the UK and Ireland the CAG can inform the evidence base in support of vision screening and our role in it.
Current Screening Provision
In 2013, following a major evidence review, the National Screening Committee (NSC) recommended that Orthoptic-led screening for visual impairment should be offered for all children aged 4 to 5 years.
Vision Screening Campaign
BIOS are calling for an orthoptic-led national screening programme in England, so all children receive the same care, regardless of where they live. Find out more about our campaign on the policy pages.
Find out more here.