As part of our Diversity Calendar Students have learnt about World Sight Day, an annual awareness to focus global attention on visual impairment, including blindness.
Students learnt about the challenges people with sight loss face, from trouble accessing services to difficulties finding employment and reduced academic attainment. At Ivanhoe we always encourage our students to be pro-social and so students discussed ways they could be more aware of people with visual impairments in the community.
Don’t forget children and young people between the ages of 16-18 in full time education are entitled to a free NHS eye test and glasses if needed. Picking up issues with a child’s vision early will have a positive effect on their school experience.
Signs your child might need an eye test
It’s often difficult to tell whether your child has sight problems, which is why regular eye tests are so important. There are a number of things to look out for:
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