People with Learning Disabilities

Recognising the need to improve access to good eye care services, the new Community Eye Care Pathway for Adults and Young People with Learning Disabilities has been developed by the Local Optical Committee Support Unit (LOCSU).

The pathway has been developed in conjunction with two leading charities, Mencap and SeeAbility, to ensure that it reflects the needs of people with learning disabilities and is based on established, successful, learning disability services provided by community optometrists in a number of areas in England. The pathway gives Local Optical Committees the basis for a proposal to improve the way eye care for people with learning disabilities is delivered in their local area.

Benefits of the Community Eye Care Pathway for Adults and Young People with Learning Disabilities

It provides:

  • an enhanced sight test in a community setting – this gives optometrists more time to familiarise patients and their carer with the procedures and equipment at the time of the sight test and also gives time for repeat visits to complete procedures where needed
  • better preparation for patients and greater information sharing with the optometrist before the sight test via SeeAbility’s ‘Telling the optometrist about me’ form, which helps make the experience a positive one
  • better feedback from optometrists to patients, regarding sight test results, using SeeAbility’s ‘Feedback from the Optometrist about my eye test form.’

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Bedfordshire LOC's AGM

The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1AH

LOC AGM

2016-06-06 18:30:00 - 2016-06-06 21:00:00

Contact name: John Edwards

Contact email: mjohnedwards@btinternet.com

Hampshire LOC's AGM

Best Western Chilworth Manor hotel, Chilworth, Southampton, SO)16 7PT

LOC AGM

2016-06-07 18:00:00 - 2016-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Silk

Contact email: isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk

Wirral LOC's AGM

The Village hotel, Bromborough

LOC AGM

2016-06-07 18:00:00 - 2016-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: David McGowan

Contact email: dave@the-eyeworks.co.uk

Walsall LOC's AGM

County Hotel, 45 Birmingham Rd, Walsall WS1 2NG

LOC AGM

2016-06-08 18:30:00 - 2016-06-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Aisha Jeewa

Contact email: aishajeewa@gmail.com

Leeds LOC's AGM

To be advised

LOC AGM

2016-06-09 00:01:00 - 2016-06-09 23:59:00

Contact name: Joanne Smith

Contact email: leedsloc@gmail.com

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

George Hotel, Huntingdon

LOC AGM

2016-06-09 19:00:00 - 2016-06-09 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: Andrew@rosamond.fslife.co.uk

Lincolnshire LOC's AGM

To be advised

LOC AGM

2016-06-14 00:01:00 - 2016-06-14 23:59:00

Contact name: Sab Bahl

Contact email: sabkbahl@aol.com

Staffordshire LOC's AGM

Yarnfield Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL

LOC AGM

2016-06-14 18:30:00 - 2016-06-14 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Lowell

Contact email: admin@staffsloc.co.uk

Gloucestershire LOC's AGM

To be advised

LOC AGM

2016-06-15 00:01:00 - 2016-06-15 23:59:00

Contact name: Adrian Street

Contact email: adrianstreet@glosloc.co.uk

Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth LOC's AGM

Grenfell Housing and Training, 16-20 Kingston Road, London SW19 1JZ

LOC AGM

2016-06-15 18:30:00 - 2016-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Mark Richardson

Contact email: m.richardson@tkp-ltd.com

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