Learning Disability Today
Supporting professionals working in learning disability and autism services

The eyes have it

Radhika Holmström investigates initiatives addressing inadequacies in vision care for people with learning disabilities Eye tests are not usually a priority for many people with learning disabilities; life usually has enough challenges – and often numerous other appointments – already.Even when it does become apparent that someone with a learning disability needs their sight testing, the services on offer aren’t often suitable for them. As a result correctable conditions –from short sightedness to cataracts – as well as conditions like glaucoma that can be treated but will do considerable damage if they are not tackled are going unnoticed until the


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