For the last four years, we have been campaigning for national change so that people with learning disabilities receive a better system of eye care. 

We now know thousands of people with learning disabilities are missing out on potentially life-changing sight tests, despite having an alarmingly high level of sight problems.

We’ve been delivering specialist sight tests in a number of special schools as part of our Children in Focus project and we’re delighted that NHS England has committed to introducing a similar programme in special schools in England, from 2020. Read more about this news and our new report A Change in Sight.

We set out our evidence on why we want to see national change happen in our report Delivering an Equal Right to Sight in 2016. You can view and download these reports that document our milestones and findings on the Reports and research page.

We are still working on some of these calls for reform including getting a better community eye care scheme up and running for people with learning disabilities, as well as ensuring everyone with a learning disability is automatically entitled to an NHS sight test, as a group at very high risk of having a sight problem.

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For more information and support contact Donna O’Brien (Policy, Public Affairs and Research Manager) on 01372 755 063 or email: [email protected]