The intervention, developed by the Centre for Applied Education Research (CAER), aims to increase the number of children who obtain and consistently wear glasses, following an eye test, by involving both schools and families. The CAER is a partnership created by Bradford Opportunity Area to remove health barriers to learning.
Eye test results are shared with schools and staff are trained to support pupils and their families to obtain the glasses and encourage pupils to wear them. Pupils receive two pairs of glasses: one to keep at school and one for home. Each participating school has a Vision Coordinator (VC), supporting the relationship between school, families, opticians, and health services. The intervention targets children who were initially assessed at vision screening and referred for an eye test (refraction).