Request for Information Universal Eye Screening for 4-5 year olds in Schools

Request for Information Universal Eye Screening for 4-5 year olds in Schools

Buckinghamshire County Council are looking to provide an Eye Screening provision for children aged 4-5 years old and are now seeking views from the market as to how this may be achieved.

Request for Information Universal Eye Screening for 4-5 year olds in schools
Council:
Buckinghamshire County Council
Category:
Social Community Care Supplies and Services
Childrens Services
DATES
Planned Start Date:
01/09/2015
Planned End Date:
02/09/2015
Start Date for Expressing Interest:
26/03/2015 11:00:00
Last Date for Expressing Interest:
15/04/2015 12:00:00

Estimated Quantity:0

COUNCIL CONTACT DETAILS
Name:
Emily Everton
Telephone Number:
07785718664
Email:
eeverton@buckscc.gov.uk
Department:
Finance and Commercial Services
KEYWORDS & NOTES DETAILS
Notes:
Buckinghamshire County Council are looking to provide an Eye Screening provision for children aged 4-5 years old and are now seeking views from the market as to how this may be achieved.
It is anticipated that this will be an annual programme to screen all reception year children (4-5 year olds) using a specialist team led by Orthopists. The aim is to diagnose, provide initial treatment in schools and to refer children for further management if necessary (i.e. to get the prescription glasses, for further treatment at the hospital etc).Vision defects in children include amblyopia, refractive error and strabismus. Amblyopia, when the eye doesn’t work properly, even though it appears normal, is one of the main problems affecting children aged between 4 and 5 years. Other problems affecting the eye include refractive error (short or long sight) and strabismus (squint). Amblyopia can be a very mild problem but can become more serious if left untreated or if sight in the other eye is lost or damaged.Please note that this is a request for information and not a tender process.
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