As part of a nationwide scheme by Specsavers to improve children's eyesight and education in school, Specsavers in Bootle has donated a vision screening kit to Everton Free School, to help staff detect any issues its pupils might have with their eyesight.
The vision screening test takes three minutes to complete and can be carried out by teachers, teaching assistants or any other members of staff without formal training. It uses software which can be run on any computer and a set of test glasses worn by the child. A personalised report is generated for each child, recommending if any further eye care is required.
Mathew Robinson, manager at Specsavers in Bootle says: Its quite surprising that one in four children are struggling with undiagnosed vision problems so we are delighted to give this kit to the school - we hope it will help to detect any unaddressed sight issues its children may be experiencing.'