Every child to have an eye test before they start school

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Shockingly, 12% of children in the UK aged 5 start school with an undetected problem with their vision because there is no compulsory eye test currently in place - this must change.

Good vision promotes better learning. Children need good eyesight  to fulfil their potential and get the most from school, activities, learning and friendships. Eye tests for children are free but many parents don't take advantage of this as they assume that schools provide an eye test.

Compulsory pre-school eye tests would alleviate these problems As with the case of pre-school booster vaccinations, all parents must be invited to take their children for an eye test before they start school.

Please sign this petition to ensure the UK Government implements this change without delay.