Low vision in people with learning disabilities

15 September 2005

Adults with learning disabilities may never be referred to low vision clinics – because it is a commonly held belief that low vision support is only about helping people to read. However, optometrists and low vision services can considerably help people with learning disabilities. Please read the attached document for further information….

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The Bold Guide to Learning Disabilities

15 September 2005

Vision is the key to communication, learning and movement. It is the key sense that people use to make sense of their environment and the people around them. Vision is the ‘driving force’, creating motivation. The more people can see, the easier it is for them to make sense of their world. It is believed that 80% of information is

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Emotional Support and Counselling Services in Low Vision and Eye Care Pathways – 2005

15 September 2005

The value of emotional support and counselling for people with sight loss is being increasingly recognised as an important component in the delivery of eye care services. It is therefore important that Low Vision Services Committees develop a multi-disciplinary strategy for the delivery of emotional support within low vision services. Primary Care Trusts, Eye Hospitals, Social Services and community Low

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The First Report of the National Eye Care Steering Group

21 May 2004

Introduction: This is the first report of the Eye Care Services Steering Group. The group was set up by Ministers in December 2002 to develop proposals for the modernisation of NHS eyecare services, maintaining and developing an integrated, patient-centred service, and improving access, choice, waiting times and quality for all sectors of the community. As its first priority the Steering

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Low Vision Pathways

21 May 2004

Background: “A growing number of the most vulnerable people in this country experience a quality of life that is significantly, but unnecessarily, diminished for the want of basic, relatively inexpensive health care” (RNIB 1999) This statement relates to the estimated 2.1 million people in the UK who have low vision and for whom services across the country are variable and,

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