SeeAbility works to ensure people with learning disabilities receive the eye care they need.
We know thousands of people with learning disabilities are missing out on potentially life-changing sight tests or support with their sight loss, despite having an alarmingly high level of sight problems.
We can offer eye care professionals a range of free resources to support your patients with learning disabilities. We have created an easy access page where you can download our most popular resources. You can add your optical practice to our database so people with learning disabilities know about the support you offer.
We offer training and consultancy and we’re also often at the major eye care and vision conferences with our free resources.
We also undertake research and campaigning work so more is known about the needs of those with learning disabilities and there are reforms to the eye care system.
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The NHS Business Authority has issued guidance on the procedure for pre-Authorisation of Adult GOS 4 claims and how this relates to adults with learning disabilities and certain health conditions. NHS England has issued guidance on what is expected in eye examinations for very young children, people with learning disabilities and people with dementia.
In September 2019 we gave a webinar with Learning Disability England called No-one is too disabled to have an eye test, but don't worry if you missed it - you can still watch it here! If you would like to claim one CET point for this webinar, please email [email protected] with these details - CET Title: No-one is too disabled to have an eye test - C-72848.
If you have any queries or need further help please contact us at [email protected].
Read the Eye Care and Vision Strategy 2021-2023
There are many ways you can support our work.
SeeAbility offers a range of training and consultancy services for eye care professionals
Add your practice to our database of optometrists and dispensing opticians.
Make your practice more accessible for people with learning disabilities and autism.