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Eye Care

Eye conditions -an online index from the Royal National Institute of Blind People with information on eye conditions including symptoms and treatments. 

Healthy eyes – an easy read fact sheet from See Ability to keeping your eyes healthy. 

How to be eye care aware – another easy read document from See Ability explaining why eye care is important for people with learning

A Parents’ Guide to eye care for children with a learning disability, autism or both -NHS England, See Ability, Contact and the National Deaf Children’s Society produced a series of 3 guides for families on eye checks, hearing checks and dental checks for children with a learning disability, autism or both explaining how to prepare and support your child.

NHS University Hospitals Dorset Resources

None of the below booklets are in easy read form but will give useful information to help you support your child and to prepare them for what to expect. 

Glasses for children 

Help your child wear their eye patch 

Your child’s admission to hospital 

Visual Impairment

Royal Society for Blind Children – offers emotional support and practical advice for families, opportunities for children and young people. 

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) -has a section on their website for those who wish to learn braille.