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Looking after your children's eyesight is vital and will support their learning at school and at home. Vista are working with local school's to help children understand how important it is to take care of their eyes.

Primary school programme

1 in 5 children have never had a sight test.

Since 80% of a child’s learning occurs through sight, a child with an undiagnosed vision problem may struggle with literacy and reading. 

But children won’t know if they have a problem with their sight and you can’t always tell just by looking at them. 

Looking after children’s eyesight is therefore vital and will support their learning at school and at home. That’s why Vista have worked with local opticians and other specialists to develop a creative educational programme for early years, using characters to help children understand about eyesight. 

Characters: 

  • Fedrika is a worm who is blind. She can’t see at all
  • Yogifly is a fly with amazing eyesight. She teaches Vern how to look after his eyes
  • Vern is a vulture who has problems with his eyes  

With the use of the characters and a range of activities at school, designed by Vista, children will learn all about sight loss, how to keep their eyes healthy by visiting an optician regularly, and signs to look out for to ensure their eyes are well looked after. 

We are now going into primary schools across Leicester, Leicestershire and Rutland to help children, teachers and parents understand the importance of taking care of their eyes and going to the opticians for an eye test. 

If you would like more information about this programme or to find out how your school can get involved, you can visit Primary School Eye Health Programme, or contact us on 0116 249 8839 or email parmjit.sagoo@vistablind.org.uk