Training for eye care professionals

SeeAbility has a successful record of working with eye care professionals to enable people with learning disabilities access to equitable and quality eye health care services.

We offer a range of interactive CPD courses accredited with the General Optical Council for optometrists and dispensing opticians. These can be offered in person or remotely via video conference:

  • Everyone can have an eye test – you don’t need to be able to read or speak
  • Adapting the eye examination
  • Adapting dispensing practice
  • Clinical skills for assessing people with learning disabilities, autism or both
  • Communication and behaviour – understanding difference
  • What we mean by ‘learning disability’ and how the law applies
  • Understanding and identifying Cerebral Visual Impairment
Course Length No. of interactive points
Lecture with short Q&A session 45 mins 1
Lecture and guided discussion workshop 1 hour 2
Skills demonstration and guided discussion workshop 1 hour 2
Skills workshop – a hands-on session 1-1.5 hours 3
Case discussion workshop – an in-depth exploration of clinical care 1-1.5 hours 3
Tier 1 Oliver McGowan training 1 hour 1

In addition to the courses above, we also provide bespoke training. Get in touch to talk about your needs.
For more details on any of the above, or to discuss your bespoke needs, contact

We are a registered GOC CPD provider and all our courses are CPD accredited. We can administer attendance and verification for CPD points or hand the session over to your own course organiser.