Eye care for people with learning disabilities
This 2023 policy statement assesses the progress made on access to eye care for people with learning disabilities, and sets out the outstanding calls for reform for everyone with a learning disability. It reflects SeeAbility’s new strategy and the work of its eye care champions.
The news in 2023 that the NHS will rollout its programme in special schools is fantastic. However the policy statement also says there is more to be done.
Reforms in eye care to reduce waiting lists in hospitals, changes to the special educational needs system, and changes to the way health and social care professionals are trained, mean there are lots of opportunities to work towards an ‘Equal Right to Sight’ so people don’t experience avoidable sight loss.