Children’s eye tests

Children with undiagnosed and untreated vision problems do less well academically and behaviourally. In high income counties this can lead to academic under achievement, barriers to future employment, and in some cases, offending.

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ABALON Trust is an innovative, international eye-health charity working with medically underserved communities in sub-Saharan Africa, The Caribbean and The United Kingdom.

Thursday, 13 October 2022

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“A study of at risk students in New York in 1993 indicated that 85% of students at academic and behavioural at-risk population have undetected and untreated visual problems, defined as failure on one or more sub tests on a comprehensive vision screening performed in elementary, middle, and high school populations”

(Zaba, N. J. 2001).

In low to middle income countries having an undiagnosed or untreated vision problem can be devastating to their future prospects, locking them into poverty.

ABALON Trust works with partner organisation to deliver children’s eye tests into schools. We train staff to carry out eye tests, provide equipment and liaise with schools and clinical teams to safely deliver, high quality eye tests to children that would not otherwise have access to them.
Giving an eye test to a child costs £3 GBP / €3.50 EU / $4 US.