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Better Vision for Elderly in Schools

Better Vision for the Elderly Campaign, gets kick start from School Authorities†

20 December 2010

An early boost to the campaign occurred this week when Cambs and Suffolk Local Education Authorities have agreed to publicise the campaign to all schools in the area.

The campaign on aims to encourage those who regularly come into contact with elderly friends and relatives to get involved and try to help the elderly who have forgotten or given up taking an eye test to do so.

Children across the UK are being encouraged to take part in classroom surveys on their elderly friends and relations to see how long it is since an eye test has been taken and whether there is any difference in rates when applied to gender or age. The children are encouraged to read about vision and sight disorders and the importance of eye care and to pass this information onto those who need encouragement.

The classroom activity creates a social interest as well as useful information on vision, and understanding of advocacy, surveys and statistics and it has an IT function in uploading stats and stories back to the mylocaloptician site.

Readers are encouraged to download the survey notes and the campaign information and ask their childrenís schools to get involved.

The campaign runs from January for two months but results can be uploaded any time through to the end of March 2011.

Further information

Better Vision for the Elderly Campaign

Children's School Survey

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