National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2018 takes place from 24 to 30 September. This year’s theme is the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. This theme fits perfectly with our work to increase access to eye care for children and adults with learning disabilities.

Here are the key resources we are sharing.

Our resources for National Eye Health Week

  • Leanne’s cataract surgery — our film shows how eye surgery can be life-changing for people with learning disabilities.
  • Eye care and vision guidewe worked with the National Association of Special Educational Needs (nasen) to produce this guide for education staff. 
  • Good practice guide — about providing accessible optometry services to people with learning disabilities.
  • Eye Care Aware — a downloadable guide that highlights what carers and supporters need to know. Watch out for the easy read version coming soon! 
  • Our Clear Call to Action report — sums up our 4th year of sight testing in special schools and calls on NHS England to make wide reforms to community eye care for children and adults with learning disabilities and introduce adjusted eye tests in special schools. 

If you have any questions about any aspect of eye care for people with learning disabilities please contact Stephen Kill from our Eye Care Team.

You can sign up to regular updates about our eye care work.

Find out more about National Eye Health Week.