The College of Optometrists

Useful information and links

British Institute of Learning Disabilities

College of Optometrists and VISION 2020 (2015) UK Quality standards for services for patients with learning disabilities [Accessed 26 Oct 2017]

Department of Health (2013) Learning disabilities good practice project [Accessed 26 Oct 2017]

General Medical Council. Learning disabilities  [Accessed 26 Oct 2017]

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2011) The management of visual problems in people with learning disabilities  [Accessed 26 Oct 2017]

Royal College of Ophthalmologists (2015) Eye care for adults with learning disabilities [Accessed 26 Oct 2017]

The Scottish Accessible Information Forum provides information and training on how to produce accessible information. 

SeeAbility has various resources on eye health, sight tests, wearing glasses, eye conditions and eye operations that are useful to the optometrist, the patient and their carers.

SeeAbility, Find anoptometrist database [Accessed 26 Oct 2017]

SeeAbility has information on eye tests for children and young people with learning disabilities. This includes downloadable forms [Accessed 26 Oct 2017]

SeeAbility, Royal College of Ophthalmologists and Royal College of General Practitioners (2012) Vision and people with learning disabilities: Guidance for GPs [Accessed 22 Oct 2017]

Turner S, Kill S, Emerson E (2013) Making reasonable adjustments to eye care services for people with learning disabilities. Learning Disabilities Observatory [Accessed 26 Oct 2017]

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