People with learning disabilities need to know how to look after their eyes.

They need to know about having regular eye tests and about wearing glasses. That's why we have our 'Opening Eyes' training course.

Lots of advocacy groups around the country are using Opening Eyes to train people about good eye care, which creates the Peer Educator Network.

We provide the training kit and resources and visit each group to show them how to deliver the training. We support the groups and ask them to give us feedback after they have delivered the training.

We are currently looking for more advocacy groups to deliver the Opening Eyes training. Please read the information on this page and contact us if you are interested. 

Read this document for an Download introduction to the Peer Educator Network.

And read this for Download more information about the Opening Eyes training.

SeeAbility is pleased to acknowledge the generous support of our Peer Educator Network from players of People’s Postcode Lottery through the People’s Postcode Trust.

Interested in applying?

So far the groups have trained over 600 people with learning disabilities. If your group is interested in joining the network, please contact Scott Watkin at Email [email protected].

Which advocacy groups are delivering the training?

Click on each group for more information. If you can’t reach a group, please contact us.


Here are some of our resources used by advocacy groups who are delivering Opening Eyes training:

Download How to deliver good Opening Eyes training

Download Feedback form for the people you train

Download Feedback form for the trainer

What the advocacy groups have said

The trainers like being involved in the Opening Eyes training. All the group think it is good working with SeeAbility and they are very proud to have been involved. Bradford People First

SeeAbility is very good to work with, they provide plenty of resources and equipment and have put together a comprehensive training package. The training is a nice simple thing to do, it’s enjoyable, it’s educational and it helps people. Keighley and Craven People First


If you have any questions about the Opening Eyes training, contact Scott Watkin (Eye Care and Vision Development Officer) on Phone 07860 756 342 or email: Email [email protected]

Alternatively, you can write to: Address Scott Watkin, SeeAbility, Newplan House, 41 East Street, Epsom, KT17 1BL.