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Parliamentary debates and questions

S5W-05790: Miles Briggs (Lothian)

Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party

Date lodged: 20 December 2016

To ask the Scottish Government what its position is on a move to pre-primary school eye screening.

Answered by: Aileen Campbell 17 January 2017

NHSScotland provides comprehensive orthoptic, or orthoptic-led, pre-school vision screening at four-five years as recommended in Health for all children 4: Guidance on Implementation in Scotland.

In addition in Scotland, children are entitled to a free NHS eye examination annually, which provides a full eye health assessment tailored to meet the needs of the patient. Children are also entitled to optical vouchers to help with the cost of glasses.