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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Camden & Islington LOC's AGM

The Claremont Suite, Doubletree by Hilton hotel, 60 Pentonville Road, London, N1 9LA

AGM

2016-07-05 19:00:00 - 2016-07-05 21:00:00

Contact name: Tina Futcher-Smith

Contact email: tina@jclconsulting.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 8663 9014

Birmingham LOC's AGM

Plough and Harrow Hotel, Hagley Road, Birmingham

LOC AGM

2016-07-07 18:15:00 - 2016-07-07 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Hadfield

Contact email: ian.hadfield@nhs.net

LOCSU Monthly Drop In Webinar

Webinar

Weds, 27 July from 6pm till 7pm

2016-07-27 18:00:00 - 2016-07-27 19:00:00

Contact name: Jacque Hudson

Contact email: jacquehudson@locsu.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 7549 2051

NOC 2016

Hilton Metropole Birmingham NEC

NOC 2016

2016-11-10 09:00:00 - 2016-11-11 14:00:00

Contact name: Jacque Hudson

Contact email: info@locsu.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 7549 2051

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