Your views on eye care for children in special schools

Take part in our latest Voice of Optometry research

Our latest Voice of Optometry survey asks for your views on eye care provision and access for children who have special educational needs.

By taking part, you will provide unique insight around providing an NHS sight test in a community optometry setting to children who have special educational needs and your opinions on commissioned schemes such as the Special Schools Eye Care Service.

You do not need any prior knowledge of the Special Schools Eye Care service to take part in this research. But we are looking to gather understanding of the challenges you face and why schemes like the Special Schools Eye Care Service have a role to play in ensuring these children get the care they need.

Findings from the survey will inform our public-facing activity in the area. The results of previous surveys have been used in our media work including our latest campaign Sight won’t wait, generating high-profile coverage from national broadcasters, such as the BBC and Sky News, to newspapers including the Guardian, Telegraph and Independent.

How do I take part in the survey?

A unique link to access the survey was emailed to all qualified, practising optometrist members from Survey Monkey on 29 March.

The survey should take around three minutes to complete, and you can return to the survey over multiple sessions up until the 19 April.

If you don’t see our email invitation in your inbox, it’s worth checking your junk folder. If you still can’t find it, please email [email protected].

More information about the Voice of Optometry project is available at