SeeAbility has created easy read factsheets and information on a number of eye conditions that people with learning disabilities are more likely to experience. 

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Diabetes

People with diabetes may have problems with their eyes and it's important to look after them. SeeAbility has an easy read factsheet:

  Diabetes and your eyes

Having your eyes tested is the only way to find out if diabetes is damaging your sight. People with diabetes should have their eyes tested once a year and this special test is often called the NHS Diabetic Eye Screening Test. People who are diabetic need eye screening as well as their usual eye tests with an optometrist. SeeAbility has an easy read factsheet:

  Diabetes eye screening

 

Cataracts

Inside your eye is a lens which helps you see and having a cloudy lens is called a cataract. Having an eye test will tell you if you have a cataract and to correct it you will need an operation at a hospital. SeeAbility's easy read factsheet helps you to understand what a cataract is and how it can affect your vision:

  Having a cataract

 

Monocular vision

This means having sight in only one eye. Our factsheet aims to give supporters of a person with a learning disability an understanding of monocular vision.

Monocular vision

 

Kerataconus 

Keratoconus can affect the front of the eye and your sight will get worse as a result. This factsheet explains more about this condition and initial treatments you can have:

Kerataconus

SeeAbility also has an easy read factsheet on Kerataconus:

  Kerataconus

 

Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a problem with the liquid in your eye. It can cause serious eye problems but regular eye tests can find out if you have this condition. It's important to find out if you have glaucoma as it can be treated with medicine. SeeAbility has an easy read factsheet to give you more information:

  What is Glaucoma

 

Common eye conditions for children and young people with learning disabilities

SeeAbility has a factsheet listing common eye conditions and gives more information on each.

Common eye conditions for children and young people with learning disabilities