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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