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LOCSU: New Sutton eye test scheme offers life-changing benefits to people with learning disabilities

A new eye screening service launched in Sutton and Surrey will help improve the quality of life for people with learning disabilities.

Under the service, people with learning disabilities will be offered longer, adapted tests to assess problems with their vision and the chance for pre-test familiarisation visits.
The scheme is championed nationally by the Local Optical Committee Support Unity (LOCSU) and leading sight loss charity SeeAbility. They have jointly devised a national model – the Community Eye Care Pathway for Adults and Young People with Learning Disabilities. Read more about LOCSU: New Sutton eye test scheme offers life-changing benefits to people with learning disabilities

RNIB & RLSB report: Advances in mainstream technology providing level playing field for blind and partially sighted children

RNIB and RLSB have released a new report which indicates that advances in mainstream technology are providing a level playing field for blind and partially sighted children.  Read more about RNIB & RLSB report: Advances in mainstream technology providing level playing field for blind and partially sighted children

CPD recognition for nystagmus course

A one day training course enabling healthcare professionals to improve their knowledge of nystagmus has received accreditation from BIOS (British and Irish Orthoptists society).  Delegates attending the day being run by Nystagmus Network can learn from some of the UK’s leading lights including ophthalmologist Jay Self, vision scientist Professor Chris Harris, Leicester researchers Rebecca McLean and Helena Lee, plus Cardiff University’s Maggie Woodhouse OBE. Read more about CPD recognition for nystagmus course

Are you have visually impaired and looking for employment?

The Royal National College for the Blind are recruiting adults for the Residential Training Programme to start in January.  The programme offers adults of working age the opportunity to train in a range of courses that can meet realistic working expectations, both for the trainee and potential employers.  Read more about Are you have visually impaired and looking for employment?

Seeing Ear Poetry Competition

Seeing Ear is a registered charity providing free online library of books in a flexible format for individuals who want to read but who struggle with paper books (due to blindness or visual impairment, dyslexia, or a physical disability). They are holding a poetry competition for under-18s who are eligible to use the library. It's free to enter and judged by children's poet Brian Moses. The prize is £150, and there are runner-up prizes, and all entries will be included in our competition anthology. Read more about Seeing Ear Poetry Competition

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