The Easy Eye Care pathway is now live in Lancashire and South Cumbria, alongside Greater Manchester and Cheshire and Merseyside. The NHS funded service provides regular eye care for people with learning disabilities and for autistic people as people are more likely to have a sight problem but might encounter barriers to getting a sight test. So the service offers:
- A longer appointment or several shorter appointments if needed.
- A pre-appointment form to be completed and given to the optometrist.
- The person receives a plain English eye test results form after the appointment.
You can find a nearest optician via the SeeAbility website https://www.seeability.org/sites/default/files/2022-07/NW%20Easy%20Eye%20Care%20optoms%20for%20database%20PDF%20-%2029.6.22_0.pdf
Dave Spencer, Joanne Kennedy and Rebecca Lunness from SeeAbility are able to give presentations to local groups and providers about the importance of eye care for people with learning disabilities. For more information, please contact Steve Kill at email@example.com or on 07738 040307