We are delighted to publish two new Good Practice Points (GPPs) for health visitors on visual disorders:

  • GPP – Identifying children with visual disorders – Part 1
    Visual functions, which include acuity (ability to discriminate shapes in space, the most important aspect of vision), depth and colour perception, and the field of vision, develop rapidly over the first years of life. The necessary brain and eye development is dependent on stimulation from the outside world – without this, children will never learn to see. This GPP provides an overview of visual development and signs and symptoms of poor vision to support early detection and treatment. 


  • GPP – Supporting families when poor vision is confirmed – Part 2
    This guide was developed to assist health visitors to appreciate their vital role in supporting families of infants and children who have a visual disorder. It provides the foundational knowledge needed to understand the conditions affecting children with visual impairment, their needs, and the services that can support them.


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