CHET (Childrens Hospital Eyecare Team)
It was the hospital's wish that children with simple refractive problems and those being discharged from the care of the hospital were readily able to access optometrists with experience in dealing with the demands of paediatric optometry. CHET is a group of optometrists in the community who have been accreditted by the hospital to deal with such cases. Optometrists receive referrals from Orthoptists following a failed vision screening of a child where the vision is reduced but the same in both eyes. Optometrists also receive referrals of children discharged from the care of the Hospital .
If you wish to become involved with CHET please contact Royal Bolton Hospital Eye unit or if you prefer a member of the committee who will be able to direct you. Accreditation involves a full day at the eye unit taking part and sitting in on both optometry and orthoptic clinics for children.