Durham County Council and specialist learning disabilities and autism charity, Seeability have produced a video to explain how the NHS County Durham CCG Community Optometry Service for People with Learning Disabilities Service can support local people aged 14 years and over, who have a moderate to severe learning disability.
This vital service aims to improve access for patients with learning disabilities for appropriate eye examinations. It is recommended by the Royal Colleges of GPs and Ophthalmologists and Local Optical Committees that people with learning disabilities should have a sight test at least every two years because there is under-reporting of eye and sight problems by people with learning disabilities.
Patients may enter the pathway via several routes, they may self-refer, be referred by their GP via their Annual Health Check (AHC), by learning disability services, a carer or advocate, optometrist or other health or social care professional.
To find out more, please visit https://www.thetwistingducks.co.uk/seeability.