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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Hillingdon LOC's AGM

Anoopam Mission, The Lea, Western Avenue, Denham, UB9 4NA

AGM

2017-04-25 18:15:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Harsh Shah

Contact email: hs.eyewise@hotmail.co.uk

Dorset LOC's AGM

The RNLI College, West Quay Road, Poole, BH15 1HZ

AGM

2017-04-25 18:30:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Rachel Edwards

Contact email: info@dorsetloc.org

Cheshire LOC's AGM

Cottons Hotel & Spa, Manchester Rd, Knutsford WA16 0SU

AGM

2017-04-25 18:15:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Sandie McBennett

Contact email: sandiemcbennett.cheshireloc@gmail.com

Ealing and Hounslow LOC's AGM

Hynes Optometrists, Northfields Ave, Ealing, London W13 9RT

AGM

2017-04-25 19:00:00 - 2017-04-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Ayyaz Kasmani

Contact email: secretary@ehloc.org.uk

Calderdale and Kirklees LOC's AGM

Bertie's Banqueting Rooms, Brook Street, Elland, West Yorkshire, HX5 9AW

AGM

2017-04-26 18:30:00 - 2017-04-26 21:00:00

Contact name: Russell Ramsden

Contact email: russellr-loc@hotmail.co.uk

Wiltshire LOC's AGM

The Methuen Arms, 2 High St, Corsham SN13 0HB

AGM

2017-05-03 18:15:00 - 2017-05-03 21:00:00

Contact name: Carolyn Hudd

Contact email: wiltshireloc@hotmail.com

Kensington, Chelsea, Westminster, Hammersmith & Fulham LOC's AGM

The Chapel, 48 Chapel Street, London, NW1 5DP

AGM

2017-05-08 18:30:00 - 2017-05-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Panos Nicolaou

Contact email: kcwhfloc@gmail.com

Leicestershire & Rutland LOC's AGM

Belmont Hotel, Leicester, De Montfort St, Leicester, LE1 7GR

AGM

2017-05-08 19:00:00 - 2017-05-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Cindy Jones

Contact email: leics_rutland_loc@btinternet.com

Stockport LOC's AGM

The Alma Lodge hotel, 149 Buxton Rd, Stockport SK2 6EL

AGM

2017-05-09 18:30:00 - 2017-05-09 21:00:00

Contact name: Andrea Kay

Contact email: secretary@stockportloc.co.uk

Devon LOC's AGM

Exeter Court Hotel, Kennford, Exeter, Devon EX6 7UX

AGM

2017-05-09 18:30:00 - 2017-05-09 21:00:00

Contact name: Jonathan Drew

Contact email: jdrew@devonloc.co.uk

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