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MAY 18

Children in focus - a clear call to action

by richard@midoptic.com

Children in focus — a clear call to action

SeeAbility has released new research that suggests thousands of children with learning disabilities in England’s special schools are missing out on vital eye tests and eye care despite being 28 times more likely to have a serious sight problem than other children.

Around 100,000 children attend special schools in England, including th...

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OCT 17

Sally's Story

by richard@midoptic.com

Sally is in her thirties and she has a rare genetic condition which means she has a learning disability. Sadly Sally developed glaucoma which wasn’t picked up early enough, resulting in sight loss She eventually received emergency surgery but she had already lost most of her vision,  now only seeing light and dark.

Maureen, Sally’s mum, said: "We feel guilty about Sally’s eye cond...

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OCT 17

Kiyana's Story

by richard@midoptic.com

In 2016 SeeAbility appointed Ned Saunders as the charity’s first, full-time dispensing optician working with children with learning disabilities and autism. Working in special schools, Ned’s uses his expertise to choose, fit and customise specialist frames for children with learning disabilities, developing creative approaches to encourage children to wear their glasses happily.

He e...

About Mid Optic’s new partnership with SeeAbility

Our new charity partnership will see us working closely with SeeAbility to make eye care accessible for people with learning disabilities and autism.

Good eyesight enables people to learn, communicate and feel more confident. Yet there is a huge gap between the eye care needs of people with learning disabilities and autism and ...