Sight is a powerful sense, providing instant access to information to help understand the world around us. It plays a vital part in children’s play and in their development of language and social skills.
If you have a concern about the vision of your child, a referral will need to be made to an ophthalmologist (eye specialist). This can be done by your GP, an optometrist at a high street optician or a paediatrician.
If your child is under 2 years and 6 months, please contact your health visitor. For children under 5 years, please contact your GP or, if your child attends an educational setting, nursery or pre-school contact the Special Education Needs Coordinator (SENCO).