A new campaign, A B See, has been launched to help make sure children achieve their full potential.
It is recommended that children should have their eyes checked at least every two years and figures just released show an alarming gap in this care.
24 % of children aged 4 to 16 have never had a sight test
74% of sight problems could have been treated more successfully if they had been diagnosed at an earlier age
One in Five teenagers in the UK are short sighted
13% of children have an undiagnosed sight problem that affects their learning
It is not common knowledge that sight tests are no longer offered at UK schools and so many of these issues are going undiagnosed and untreated with consequences for education and future employment prospects.