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

AGM

2017-07-03 18:30:00 - 2017-07-03 21:00:00

Contact name: John Edwards

Contact email: secretary@bedfordshireloc.org

Birmingham LOC's AGM

Plough and Harrow Hotel, 135 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8LS

AGM

2017-07-06 18:15:00 - 2017-07-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Hadfield

Contact email: ian.hadfield@nhs.net

Berkshire LOC's AGM

Holiday Inn Reading, Wharfedale Rd, Winnersh Triangle, Winnersh, Reading RG41 5TS

AGM

2017-07-25 18:30:00 - 2017-07-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Ralph Higson

Contact email: locberkshire@gmail.com

Solihull LOC's AGM

St John's Hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT

AGM

2017-10-04 19:00:00 - 2017-10-04 21:00:00

Contact name: Cathy Pike

Contact email: solihull.loc@hotmail.co.uk

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