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Welcome to Cheshire & Merseyside
Eye Test Service

What is the eye test service for patients
with learning disabilities all about?

Young People and Adults

Young people and adults with learning disabilities are 10 times more likely to have a serious sight problem than others. People with learning disabilities may not know they have a problem with their vision and may find it hard to tell others. Many carers and supporters may think that the people they support can see perfectly well yet 6 in 10 people will need to wear glasses.

Learning Disabilities

All people with learning disabilities should have regular sight tests and no one is too disabled to have an eye test, but some people will need more time and reasonable adjustments. The free NHS-funded ‘Eye tests made easy service’ is for people who will find it hard to have a standard eye test.

Who is the Service for?

This service is for anyone aged 14 or older who has a mild, moderate or severe learning disability, as well as being registered with a Cheshire or Merseyside GP.

If you are a patient in Greater Manchester then please click the link to go to Greater Manchester website: CLICK HERE.