Cardiff University: Traditional eye screening ‘ineffective’ for special schools

22 March 2019
Source: Cardiff University

A pioneering report co-authored by Dr Maggie Woodhouse has provided further evidence that traditional eye screening in special schools is ineffective in detecting vision problems for children with learning disabilities. The research, which was funded by the vision charity SeeAbility, concluded that full eye examinations are a more effective method for detection. The report aimed to present the findings of

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SeeAbility Eye Care Champions jobs

13 March 2019
Source: SeeAbility

Eye Care Champion (Full or part time opportunities available)   Location:  London Salary Details:  £23,500 + benefits SeeAbility have 2 jobs for people who are self advocates with lived experience of learning disability, autism or both and 2 jobs for people with experience of working in health, social care or the voluntary services. The Eye Care Champions will be co-workers

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SeeAbility and National Lottery Community Fund launch new partnership marking start of charity’s 220th birthday year.

12 March 2019
Source: SeeAbility

Founded in 1799 by a group of philanthropists, SeeAbility is one of the world’s oldest charities dedicated to supporting people with disabilities. The charity offers ambitious support to people with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss helping them to challenge what they expect from life, from themselves and from wider society. SeeAbility is known for championing better eye care services

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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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SeeAbility appoints Gordon Ilett, as Chair of Trustees

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29 October 2018
Source: SeeAbility

SeeAbility is delighted to announce the appointment of new Chairman, Gordon Ilett who will succeed James Deeley from October 2018.  Gordon, an optometrist, is one of the country’s leading experts on eye care and vision for people with learning disabilities, a National Councillor with the Association of Optometrists and also a long-standing advisor to the Special Olympics. “I have been

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World Sight Day sees new easy read resource launched to help change lives for people with learning disabilities

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11 October 2018
Source: SeeAbility

To mark this year’s World Sight Day, SeeAbility, the national charity supporting adults with learning disabilities, autism and sight loss has launched a new resource designed to help people access easy read eye care information. This World Sight Day, SeeAbility also welcomes support from NHS England who are working to improve eye care services for people with learning disabilities and

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SeeAbility supports National Eye Health Week

24 September 2018
Source: SeeAbility

National Eye Health Week (NEHW) 2018 takes place from 24 to 30 September. This year’s theme is the importance of eye health and the need for regular sight tests for all. This theme fits perfectly with our work to increase access to eye care for children and adults with learning disabilities. Here are the key resources SeeAbility are sharing: Our

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SeeAbility: Vacancy: Research and Evaluation Officer

20 July 2018
Source: SeeAbility

Location: Epsom     Salary Details: £30,000 – £35,000 + benefits Hours Per Week: 37.5 SeeAbility currently have an exciting opportunity for a Research & Evaluation Officer with a flair for detail and analytics to join them and help them to use research and evaluation to drive their charitable aims. SeeAbility provides extraordinary support and champions better eye care for

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SeeAbility releases new film for Learning Disability week

18 June 2018
Source: SeeAbility

The national disability charity aims to encourage people with learning disabilities to look after their eyes and have regular sight tests, and eye care professionals to make reasonable adjustments so that people get the care they need. The theme for Learning Disability Week 2018 is health, and SeeAbility’s new film is about Leanne, a young woman with Down’s syndrome and

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