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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Eastenders actress June Brown urges public to get eye tests after research finds over 70% who neglect them ‘can’t afford it’ or ‘can see fine’

5 September 2018
Source: Fight for Sight

Leading eye research charity Fight for Sight has found that nearly three in ten British adults don’t follow the NHS recommendation to have an eye test every two years, and that the majority of this group (74%) say that it’s either because they can’t afford it or because they ‘can see fine’. The YouGov research surveyed over 2000 people across

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The Edinburgh Reporter: Author Ian Rankin urges Scots to have an eye test

20 September 2017
Source: The Edinburgh Reporter

Author Ian Rankin who is a great supporter of the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) urges people across Scotland to have an eye test. 35% of Scots admit that they have eyes issues which they have not told their optician about, things such as black spots or being dazzled by bright lights. Just over one fifth have not

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Check your child’s eye health with GMB’s Eye Can See campaign

16 September 2016
Source: Good Morning Britain

Our eyesight is one of the most important senses we have. But has your child had an eye test? If you haven’t taken them for an eye test, or they haven’t been tested at school, we have the details you need to know.   All eye experts agree that its essential for four-five year olds to have a vision screening

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NHS ophthalmic fees for 2015

13 August 2015
Source: Dept of Health

Notification of increases in NHS sight test fee, continuing education and training payment and pre-registration supervisors grant. This information is intended for NHS England area teams, General Ophthalmic Services contractors and practitioners and includes details about: NHS sight test fees from 1 April 2015 sight test fees paid for NHS domiciliary sight tests from 1 April 2015 the allowance paid

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