Vista’s Active Early Years eye health project will return

Published on 1st November 2021

We are pleased to announce our Active Early Years eye health project will resume providing free training and resource packs to Early Years Practitioners based in Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland.

The pack, known previously as ‘Let’s Get Moving’, is currently being renamed and redesigned as ‘Active Eyes’. Active Eyes is a practical resource which helps Early Years Practitioners understand the need for observing children’s developing eyesight and guiding parents/carers to take children for regular eye tests. It also comes with a training session that helps to give early years settings and practitioners a chance to understand the need for early intervention. 

Since 2018, before Covid, over 100 packs and training sessions were delivered through the Leicester Leicestershire and Rutland area, and now that we are coming back out of the pandemic, we would love to double that number by summer 2022. 

 A child minder who took part in the training in January 2020 said:

“Coming on the course gave me the confidence to know what I was observing and the knowledge on where to direct the family. Initially the health visitor had advised to wait until they start school, which I knew in my heart was not the right thing to do.” 

For more details about the Active Early Years eye health project, please contact Oksana Tyminska, Vista’s Early Years Project Manager on 07816 074 977 or at

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