University of Edinburgh

Webinar: Early Assessment of Vision in Babies and Young Children

Presented on Thursday, 25th February, 2016


Dr Lea Hyvarinen, renowned Finnish paediatric ophthalmologist who developed the LEA Vision Test System, talked about Early Assessment of Vision and Intervention Strategies in babies and young children. The webinar discussed:

  • the importance of very early observation and intervention
  • strategies to encourage the use of early vision
  • the early use of glasses
  • babies with additional support needs

Target Audience

All those working with babies/young children with visual impairment.


Dr Lea Hyvarinen, Honorary Professor in Rehabilitation Science at the University of Dortmund in Germany, and Senior Lecturer in Developmental Neuropsychology at the University of Helsinki in Finland.