Eye care How to look after your eyes Local eye care pathways What areas have local eye testing services for people with learning disabilities? There are six areas of the country where SeeAbility has worked with local eye care services and the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU) to improve access for people with moderate and severe learning disabilities. These areas now offer 'pathways', which means longer appointments through trained opticians, who are able to test people who find it hard to talk and will use easy read information. Greater Manchester - The new “Eye Tests Made Easy” service Durham Dales, Easington and Sedgefield CCG, and North Durham London Borough of Sutton London Borough of Bexley London Borough of Barking and Dagenham - "Bridge to Vision" project Cheshire and Merseyside Let people know Eye tests are important and, with the right support, possible for everyone. Some of these ‘pathways’ are fairly new and are keen to make sure they are reaching out to as many people with learning disabilities as possible. If you know someone who has not had a sight test recently, or you have concerns about their vision, and they would struggle to have a regular sight test, why not find out more? More information If you have any difficulty finding more out about these services from these links, contact Stephen Kill (National Manager - Eye Care and Vision) on 07738 040 307 or email: [email protected] Find out more about the how the Learning Disabilities Pathway works. And here is an easy read factsheet about local eye care pathways.