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Glasses in Classes

Glasses in Classes is the name of a new research project that is trialling an intervention programme to help ensure that pupils who need glasses get them. In this article outlining the scheme, Professor Corcoran from the University of Nottingham says that one-third of children who need glasses are not wearing them and one-quarter of four to sixteen year olds have never been taken for a vision assessment. The potential impact of the research is very high: better vision will make a material difference to the academic, social and emotional learning of hundreds of thousands of children.