They’re after your blood
School children in Rutherglen are being offered radical new vision screening software in an effort to improve their vision.
The Specsavers store in the town is offering the software free of charge.
It has been designed to be operated by teachers and other school staff or volunteers. Following the test, the software automatically generates reports for parents or guardians to help them make informed decisions about their child’s eyes.
A recent survey of 2,000 UK parents with children aged between three and 16 showed that over a quarter of parents saw an improvement in their child academically after being fitted for glasses.
Specsavers Rutherglen store director Peter Beaton said: “There is still a lack of general awareness among parents and teachers about the importance of regular eye tests.
“We have seen some cases where children have been misdiagnosed with dyslexia, ADHD or learning difficulties when in fact the child simply needs glasses.
“The fact is all children should have regular eye tests from the age of three or four years old.”
Schools can register via www. screeningforschools.com/
The occlusion glasses and software will be distributed to registered schools in January. The Sc ot t i s h B lood Transfusion service will be in Croftfoot and Cambuslang this month.
You can donate at Croftfoot Parish Church Hall on Thursday, December 3 from 4pm until 7.30pm.
Then, on December 23 from 2pm until 3.45pm and 5.15pm until 7.30pm they will be at Cambuslang Institute.