An equal right to sight: why eye care for children with learning disabilities needs reform

SeeAbility, October 2015

This investigation by the charity SeeAbility has found that, despite good work by many eye care professionals to support children with learning disabilities, there is no failsafe system to ensure all children in this high risk group receive any regular checks on their eyesight or wear the glasses they need.  The charity is calling for a national plan to meet the eye care needs of children with learning disabilities in England. As a start, we recommend the government and the NHS properly fund specialist sight tests and glasses dispensing in all special schools.

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