Special Schools Eye Care

Special Schools Eye Care: do you know understand your students’ visual abilities & needs?

Recorded: Thursday 21st March 2024, 15:30 – 16.00 (BST)

Half of special school students have a significant problem with their eyes and around 40% needs glasses, often to very strong prescriptions.

Students could be missing out on accessing communication techniques because of poor vision that could be corrected with glasses – or they may need techniques to be adapted to allow for visual limitations.

In this recorded session Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eye Care and Vision at SeeAbility introduces different visual problems, how they can be identified, when they can be treated or when adaptions need to be put in place.

From April 2024 the NHS have committed to having an eye care service in every specials school, responding to our research which showed around 43% of special school students have never had any eye care, despite the incredibly high level of need. We will tell you a bit more about the service, the goal of which is to ensure everyone supporting a student who attends special school understands their visual abilities and needs.

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