Looking after your eyes

Information resources for adults and children with learning disabilities

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The need for an eye test

Adults with learning disabilities are ten times more likely to have serious sight problems than other people. Read more

Booking the eye test

Supporting someone to make the eye test easier. Read more

Eye tests for children and young people

It is recommended that all children who have a learning disability have a full eye examination (sight test) at least once a year. Read more

Find an optometrist

Find an optometrist who offers services to people with learning disabilities. Read more

Eye tests explained

The many different parts of an eye test explained. Read more

Preparing for an eye test

People with learning disabilities need good support to help them get the most from their sight test. Read more

After the eye test

It is important that you find out as much information as possible about what the optometrist found. Read more

Eye care professionals

There are a range of people involved in eye care and sight loss and here we explain what they do. Read more

Makaton signs for eye tests

SeeAbility has developed some resources to help explain what happens in an eye test using Makaton signs. Read more