Improving access to sight testing for people with learning disabilities
Martin Thomas Information manager, Look Up Information Service, Epsom, Surrey
Helping people with learning disabilities to get the best from a visit to an optician requires some preparation. Martin Thomas suggests simple measures to maximise the benefits
People with learning disabilities may be missing out on appropriate eye care because their deteriorating eyesight goes unnoticed. Martin Thomas argues that there is no excuse for them to have anything other than optimal eye care, and suggests how carers can improve the chances of people getting the help they need.
Learning Disability Practice. 12, 3,36-37. doi: 10.7748/ldp2009.04.12.3.36.c6994