Children's Vision Pathway


In Leeds, practices and practitioners who have an interest in and are equipped to examine 4-5 year olds, can receive referrals from the School Primary Visual Screening Programme. 

Participating optometrists will receive referrals from the school nurse in the form of a letter brought to them by the patient/parent.

At the initial appointment a full eye test including fundus examination, refraction (cycloplegic where clinically indicated) and routine binocular vision tests are carried out.

See the links below for the pathway documentation, service protocol and reporting requirements.

For a current list of participating practices click here.

Urgent Referrals for Children - For guidance on urgent referrals for children (updated 2018) see the Paediatric Referrals in Leeds document