Children’s Vision (Paediatrics)


This is achieved by allowing community optometrists to provide management and treatment to children who are found to have suspected amblyopia following school screening.

Benefits of the pathway include:

  • Early intervention for patients who have a suspected eye defect which has been identified at school screening, with a maximum waiting time of two weeks
  • Increased access and choice for patients
  • Increased capacity and reduced waiting times in secondary care to treat more complex patients
  • Development of the role of community optometrists
  • Improved communications between secondary and primary care
  • Reduction in costs compared with the acute model

LOCSU support for the pathway

  • Diagnostic Pathway following Child Screening Diagram*
  • Diagnostic Pathway following Child Screening Clinical Management Guidelines*

*Please login below to the members’ area to access and download these documents.


We offer online training for this pathway.  Please go to our webpage to find out how to claim a training code.

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Services Directory

LOCSU’s directory of local eye care services as commissioned by CCGs in England and delivered by community optometrists and opticians.

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