This consultation ended 1 May 2016.
Details of outcome
We are proposing that eye tests will be offered to pupils who are learning in a special school setting.
It will form a new part of the existing primary care Wales Eye Care Services.
Special School Ophthalmic teams consisting of optometrists orthoptists and dispensing opticians will provide the service to pupils within the school setting during the school day.
Visual impairment and blindness is relatively rare in children. However children with learning disabilities are at a much higher risk of sight problems eye health disorders and refractive errors. There is also evidence of barriers to accessing eye care and hence high unmet need.