ABDO: Scots lead the way in UK eye health care

6 March 2019

It’s truly a postcode lottery when it comes to eyecare in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NI), compared to Scotland which provides national eye care for all, according to the Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ (ABDO) latest research which compares NHS eye care in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. People in England, Wales and NI are only able to

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

SeeAbility logo

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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BBC Wales: Drivers should have mandatory eyesight test, says top optician

18 September 2018
Source: BBC Wales

Motorists should have to pass mandatory sight tests to stop people with dangerously poor eyesight driving, a top optician has said. It comes after a father was killed by a driver who defied an optician’s warning to stay off the road in 2015. Chief of Optometry Wales Sali Davies, said opticians are being put in an “uncomfortable” position as it

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AOP: Wolverhampton toddler loves her new glasses, but many children will return to school without the right prescription

31 August 2017
Source: The AOP

Local mum, Zoe Lacey, has described the positive impact of her daughter’s new glasses, as the Association of Optometrists (AOP) highlights that many children returning to school this September are missing out on a sight test. The Association, which represents over 80% of practising optometrists, is reminding parents to get their children’s sight tested after a recent survey of UK

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Sight campaigners demand urgent overhaul of services for people with learning disabilities

David Katrina and Lord Holmes

14 July 2016
Source: The Optical Confederation and SeeAbility

Eye health experts have called for a national scheme of longer, tailored sight tests for people with learning disabilities who are more likely to suffer problems or need glasses.

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VISION 2020 UK Learning Disability Committee: Supporting Vision in Children with Special Needs

9 March 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK Learning Disabilities Committee

The VISION 2020 UK Learning Disabilities Committee have produced Information and stickers to encourage and explain Eye Tests for Children with special needs. The document and stickers are primarily for parents of children with learning disabilities, learning disability schools and QTVIs. These can be distributed to schools and the VI teacher network. The aim of these documents is to raise

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