Vista featured on BBC East Midlands Today
On Tuesday 5 December, Vista visited Stokes Wood Primary School to talk to them about our Eye Screening Programme and the importance of looking after their eyes.
We are working with local school’s to help children understand how important it is to take care of their eyes. Using drama, yoga and puppets, Vista has designed an innovative educational programme for early years, focusing on vision.
Children at Stokeswood enjoyed a day of sensory exploration, yoga and playing with the characters, whom they really emphasised with. After the workshop using puppets, we screened children using a vision screening app that we have developed. The app looks at what people can see, how well their eyes focus and how they see colour. Featuring 4 tests which can change from an adult to a child version in one swipe. The app is designed to be user-friendly by using easily recognisable pictures and shapes for children and for anyone who’s first language is not English. It will play a pivotal role in making sure that any sight loss condition is detected as early as possible, so that people receive timely advice and support.
You can watch Vista on BBC East Midlands Today with Rob Sissons talking about our Eye Screening Programme and hear from Headteacher Jane Gadsby and some of the children.
If you know of a primary school that would be interested in this free programme, please visit www.vistablind-cyp.org.uk for more information.