Looking after your eyesInformation resources for adults and children with learning disabilities Use the navigation bar below, or click on one of the four boxes on our overview page to get started. Alternatively, go directly to an easy access list of our resources. When you see the icon it means there is a document or factsheet available to download, and when you see the icon it is in easy read. Overview Be aware of vision Eye tests Wearing glasses Getting the right support Reports and research Over the last decade, SeeAbility has been working to improve eye care for people with learning disabilities in England. We have been campaigning for national change so that adults and children with learning disabilities receive a more inclusive system of eye care. The recent reports and documents below provide a more detailed look at our work. Reports and evidence produced by SeeAbility Children in Focus 2019 – A Change in SightSince 2013 SeeAbility has been delivering specialist sight tests in a number of special schools. This report looks back on our last six years of work and celebrates the NHS's pledge to introduce sight tests in special schools from 2020 onwards. Full report Easy read version Delivering an equal right to sight (2016)People with learning disabilities experience an alarmingly high level of sight problems and yet they are much less likely to get the eye care they need. In this report, we showcase some of the great work that is happening. Full report Summary Large print report Easy read report Learning disabilities eye care pathway – Tri-Borough London pilot (2015)This report details the results of a pilot eye care pathway for adults with learning disabilities across a Tri-Borough area in London and finds a high level of eye care needs amongst adults tested. Full report Prevalence of visual impairment research The Estimated Prevalence of Visual Impairment among People with Learning Disabilities in the UK (2011). Eric Emerson and Janet Robertson. Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory. Funded by SeeAbility and RNIB. Full report Special schools research Please contact [email protected] for past annual reports on our Special Schools Eye Testing work. Findings from an opt-in eye examination service in English special schools. Is vision screening effective for this population?We're pleased to have our findings published in the international peer-reviewed journal PLOS One reporting on SeeAbility's work with 949 children in special schools. Click here to read more Framework for the provision of eye care in special schools in EnglandRecommendations by a task and finish group of clinical representative bodies and SeeAbility on the protocols for testing children in special schools. Full framework A Clear Vision – Eye care for children and young people in special schools in Wales (2012) A report which looks at the findings of sight tests in five special schools in Wales. Full report Planning and improving local eye care - other reports and recommendations LOCSU Community eye care pathway for young people and adults with a learning disabilityInformation to support the commissioning of a pathway. Full report Easy read document People with learning disabilities and eye care - What every Local Eye Health Network and Local Optical Committee needs to know Factsheet Recommendations for professionals Vision and people with learning disabilities - Guidance for GPsRecommendations for GPs from SeeAbility, Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal College of GPs. Factsheet Making reasonable adjustments to eye care services for people with learning disabilitiesReport by the Improving Health and Lives Learning Disabilities Observatory, with support from SeeAbility. Full report Vision UK - Quality Standards for Services for Patients with Learning DisabilitiesThe College of Optometrists and Vision UK Learning Disability Committee has produced a self-assessment tool to support the provision of services for people with learning disabilities within community optometry. The Royal College of Ophthalmologists - Eye Care for Adults with Learning Disabilities Guidance for ophthalmic services.