Child vision, hearing and BMI screening- Fully managed through a laptop

No clinical knowledge required

For use by health assistants, teaching assistants, parents and volunteers

Available in 35 languages including English (US and UK) Spanish, Urdu, Malay and many others

Developed at City University London – interface specially developed to engage children

Click here for a Panel discussion/Q&A with an Orthoptist and Public Health Nurses on how they use SchoolScreener software to manage screening in their areas.
You can also download the transcript here

Approximately 15% of school children have a problem with their vision and a further 20% have some hearing loss. Children with vision and hearing problems can find it difficult to fully engage in the classroom and this in turn can impact on their social and educational development.

Thomson Screening, a company formed by City University London, is at the forefront of developing software to manage vision, hearing and height/weight screening in schools. Our SchoolScreener software, developed by scientists at City University, is in use in the UK, USA, Europe, Australia and Africa providing cost effective, high quality screening.

School Screener

Screening in your county/state

The School Screener system is designed

Managing vision, hearing and height/weight screening.

The School Screener system is designed for large scale screening programmes across multiple schools. The software enables screening to be delivered by non-clinicians and automates the administration processes – managing quality and reducing costs, including in administration, however large the program. Developed in the UK, the software is fully customisable to the needs of health systems, worldwide. It requires minimal training and is quick and simple to implement.

Suitable for children aged 4 to 8 years

The system is already in use by local authorities across the UK and a number in the US, Europe and Africa.

To arrange a free trial click here or email:

“Many children with vision and hearing problems go undiagnosed……the School Screener software demonstrate that screening effectiveness can be substantially improved with benefits for children’s development and cost savings for special needs.”
John Brown, Institute of Education
“The School Screener Software has substantially improved the effectiveness of school screening with benefits for children’s development and cost savings for Special Needs”
“We have recently piloted School Screener. The benefits identified for patients, staff and the Sussex Community Trust quality agenda has led to the decision to now roll out School Screener across the West Sussex County.”
West Sussex County
“Implementing School Screener has demonstrated improvements to the standard of screening provision.”
London Borough of Barnet
“Over the past year Gloucestershire Care Services NHS Trust has used the School Screener software to manage vision screening for all reception age children in the county.
“The software has proved easy to use and delivered benefits rapidly, enabling Band 2s to successfully deliver screening across the county and improving the team’s efficiency and effectiveness through the software managing testing, administration, pathway management and audit. As a result, the Trust has now decided to extend use of the School Screener software, agreeing a three-year contract to include hearing and BMI screening in addition to vision, for all reception children.”
Debbie Winter-Taylor, public health nursing lead


Vision Screening in your school

Designed to enable schools to simply and efficiently identify children who may have a problem with their eyes. It is very simple to use and does not require any prior knowledge of the eyes or vision.

SchoolScreenerEZ may be used by anybody prepared to spend a few minutes familiarizing themselves with the system. Can be used by teachers, teaching assistants, admin staff and parents.

Suitable for children aged 4 to 16 years

STOP PRESS: SchoolScreenerEZ™ is now available free of charge to all Primary and Secondary Schools in the UK, kindly supported by Specsavers.specsavers small


To register please visit:

“As an independent school we are not included in the screening scheme organised by the local authority. This system allows us to do our own at key stages of children’s progress through the school”
“The local authority check the children’s vision at the age of 5. But we find that many children develop eye problems after this. This why we have introduce our own testing at the age of 7 and 10”.