If your child is tested at nursery the orthoptist will complete an eye test result slip and place it in an envelope with your child’s name. This can be filed in your child’s red book.
If you attend a clinic you will be given this result slip to file in your child’s red book.
The results will give one of the following outcomes:
Your child’s eyes are normal for their age.
If any eye problems are noticed in the future it is recommended that you take your child to an optician (optometrist).
Referred for further assessment
Should your child not pass the eye test and need further assessment:
- they will either be referred to your nearest community clinic or hospital eye clinic - in some cases you could be asked to take your child to a community optician (optometrist)
- the optometrist or ophthalmologist will then carry out an assessment for glasses (refraction) and check the health of their eyes
- the results will clearly show any recommended action following the test
This means your child will need to be re-checked because they may have been losing concentration on the day and the test needs to be repeated at a later date.
Your child will either be re-assessed at nursery or you will be asked to attend a local community clinic or hospital eye clinic to have the test repeated.