SeeAbility’s CEO reacts to the NHS long term plan

31 January 2019
Source: SeeAbility

Reacting to the NHS long term plan published on 7 January 2019, Lisa Hopkins, SeeAbility’s CEO said: The plan is one of two halves: whilst the NHS has embraced the call for preventative eye care in this high risk population, there is still much work to be done on supporting people with learning disabilities and/or autism to move away from

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SeeAbility proud to be charity partner of 100% Optical

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8 January 2019
Source: SeeAbility

To kick off our 220th anniversary year, SeeAbility are proud to be official charity partner of 100% Optical, the largest optical event in the UK which will take place on 12–14 January 2019 at London ExCel. The partnership comes at an exciting time, as the newly published Long Term NHS plan commits to investing and working with partners to ensure

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AOP highlights the need for improved eye health services for patients with learning disabilities

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22 November 2018
Source: Association of Optometrists

The Association of Optometrists (AOP) has issued a new position statement setting out how patients with learning disabilities are being failed by current NHS services and where improvements can be made, particularly in England. In the statement, the Association highlights the high prevalence of visual problems among individuals with learning disabilities across the UK and outlines the barriers that many

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SeeAbility’s new special schools report: Equal Right to Sight

2 May 2018
Source: SeeAbility

SeeAbility has supported over 1,200 special school children across England, providing adjusted eye tests and collecting data. We think it’s the biggest global study actively reporting on the eye care needs of children with learning disabilities. Of the children using the SeeAbility service over a four academic year period we have found, with the help of Dr Maggie Woodhouse’s support

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Papers for the Vision UK Learning Disability Committee 06.03.18

6 March 2018
Source: Vision UK Learning Disability Committee

Papers for the Vision UK Learning Disability Committee 06.03.18 attached below  

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Attach 1 - Agenda Of Vision UK Learning Disability Cmte, 060318
Attach 1 - Agenda Of Vision UK Learning Disability Cmte, 060318
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Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of Vision UK Learning Disability Cmte, 051217
Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of Vision UK Learning Disability Cmte, 051217
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Attach 3 - Matters Arising For Vision UK Learning Disability Cmte, 060318
Attach 3 - Matters Arising For Vision UK Learning Disability Cmte, 060318
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Attach 4 - Spectacles For People With Special Facial Characteristics - SK
Attach 4 - Spectacles For People With Special Facial Characteristics - SK
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Attach 5 - DaSLC Workplan V7, 011117
Attach 5 - DaSLC Workplan V7, 011117
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Attach 6 - RCN The Needs Of People With Learning Disabilities V5 DR
Attach 6 - RCN The Needs Of People With Learning Disabilities V5 DR
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Attach 7 - Vision UK Learning Disability Workplan 2017-18 V5 RP+MBr+JB+TK+BG 051217
Attach 7 - Vision UK Learning Disability Workplan 2017-18 V5 RP+MBr+JB+TK+BG 051217
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Learning Disability Professional Senate Briefing Presentation Final
Learning Disability Professional Senate Briefing Presentation Final
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Statement from the VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee and Dementia and Sight Loss Committee on the updated Certificate of Vision Impairment

18 September 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK

As part of National Eye Health Week, the VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability committee and the VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss committee welcome the Department of Health’s recent launch of the updated Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI)[1]. The updated certificate is a significant development with regards to eye care for people with learning disabilities and / or dementia.

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VISION 2020 UK CVI Form Statement - 18 Sept 17
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Learning Disability Week and Positive Choices

3 July 2017
Source: SeeAbility

The focus for this year’s Learning Disability Week (19-25 June) was employment.  It looked to raise awareness on the benefits of employing people with a learning disability to help tackle the appallingly low levels of employment there currently are. Scott Watkin, Eye care and vision development officer at SeeAbility, thinks that ‘it’s really bad that only 6% of people with a learning disability

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Papers for VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Cmte, 8 March 2017

28 February 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Learning disabilities Committee

Please find attached the papers for the VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee, the details of which are as follows: Date: 8 March 2017 Time: 1100 – 1330 Venue: Training Room, 1st Floor, The Royal College of Ophthalmologists, 18 Stephenson Way, London, NW1 2HD  

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Attach 1 - Agenda For VISION 2020 UK Learning Disabilities Cmte, 080317
Attach 1 - Agenda For VISION 2020 UK Learning Disabilities Cmte, 080317
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Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Cmte, 071216 Updated 270217
Attach 2 - FINAL Minutes Of VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Cmte, 071216 Updated 270217
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Attach 3 - Matters Arising For VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Cmte, 080317
Attach 3 - Matters Arising For VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Cmte, 080317
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Attach 5 - TOR For VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Cmte
Attach 5 - TOR For VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Cmte
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Attach 6 - VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Workplan 2017-18 V2 RP+MBr 311016
Attach 6 - VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Workplan 2017-18 V2 RP+MBr 311016
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British Journal of Ophthalmology: Are all children with visual impairment known to the eye clinic?

14 September 2016
Source: British Journal of Ophthalmology/Rachel Pilling

‘Are all children with visual impairment known to the eye clinic?’  has just been published by British Journal of Ophthalmology. We think our readers will enjoy and learn from it, and thank you for writing it. Use this link: http://bjo.bmj.com/cgi/rapidpdf/bjophthalmol-2016-308534?ijkey=ZTDqBnly032MnXE&keytype=ref

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