Looking after your eyes – information resources for people with learning disabilities

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10 April 2019
Source: SeeAbility

Adults and children with learning disabilities are far more likely to have a serious sight problem than other people. Therefore, SeeAbility have created some useful information resources for adults and children with learning disabilities about looking after your eyes, including easy read formats: Be aware of vision Eye tests Wearing glasses Getting the right support You may find the following

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Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee, 11 April 2019

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28 March 2019
Source: Vision UK

Agenda for Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee, 11 April 2019

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Agenda for Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee, 4 April 2019

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28 March 2019
Source: Vision UK

Agenda for Vision UK Early Intervention and Enablement Committee, 4 April 2019

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Guide Dogs: Blind and partially sighted people ‘left out of everyday life’

21 March 2019

People who are blind and partially sighted are being shut out of society, but members of the public could help end this isolation if they understood more about everyday life with sight loss, according to research released by the charity Guide Dogs. The new report, called ‘By My Side’, reveals that over two fifths (42%) of people with sight loss

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Nystagmus and driving – publication update

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10 March 2019
Source: Nystagmus Network

In line with recent changes at the DVLA we have updated our free to download booklet, Nystagmus and Driving. To make sure you know all the facts about driving and nystagmus, please download your copy today. Because of the hundreds of questions we are asked every year about nystagmus and driving, we shall be joined this year at Open Day

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Response to Welsh Government’s Consultation on ‘Action on Disability: the Right to Independent Living’

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10 March 2019
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

See below joint responses from Guide Dogs Cymru, RNIB Cymru and Wales Council of the Blind to the Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Action on Disability: the Right to Independent Living’.  

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FINAL Action Plan Response - RNIB, Guide Dogs, WCB Final
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Response to Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Connected Communities: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation’

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10 March 2019
Source: Wales Council of the Blind

See below response from Wales Council of the Blind with contributions and support from other organisations to the Welsh Government’s consultation on ‘Connected Communities: Tackling Loneliness and Social Isolation’.  

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FINAL Response To Connected Communities Tackling Loneliness And Social Isolation
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BMJ Open: Impact of eye clinic liaison officers: a qualitative study in UK ophthalmology clinics

6 March 2019
Source: BMJ Open

Objectives:    To explore the impact of eye clinic liaison officers (ECLOs, also known as sight loss advisors) on the processes, functions and quality of ophthalmology clinics through the experiences of ophthalmology staff in the UK. Design: Qualitative study. Setting: UK hospital ophthalmology clinics. Participants:  Health and social care professionals in the UK. Results:  ECLOs who had a presence in

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West Midlands LEHN Animated Video: Look after your eyes

Look after your eyes video screen shot

27 February 2019
Source: England Vision Strategy

The West Midlands Local Eye Health Network has developed a video, with the support of Eye Health UK, to help people look after their eyes. Key messages include the importance of having regular eye tests, eating healthy foods and protecting your eyes from ultra-violet light. To watch the video on Vimeo click here.

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