SeeAbility achieves Nasen 2019 Provision of the Year Award for our work alongside Perseid School
We are thrilled to have achieved the Nasen 2019 Provision of the Year Award for our work alongside SeeAbility in their Children in Focus Campaign Partnership.
We are thrilled to have been recognised for our dedication and efforts, in ensuring our pupils receive the correct eye care and regular check-ups, however this would not be possible if not for our long-standing partnership with SeeAbility.
Research carried out by SeeAbility has found that children with learning difficulties:
- Are 28 times more likely to have a serious sight problem than other children.
- Often not accessing the eye care that they need.
- Over four in ten pupils have no history of sight tests or eye care.
- Half of the children seen have had a problem with their eyes or vision.
ABDO, the Association of British Dispensing Opticians, represents 6,361 qualified dispensing opticians in the UK. In October 2019, ABDO published an online article focused on MP Siobhain McDonagh attendance at Perseid School for the launch of a groundbreaking report launched by SeeAbility and our work together, please visit here to read and the Dispensing Optics magazine article here.
Perseid have been instrumental in allowing SeeAbility to develop an innovative model of eye care, spectacle provision and vision information sharing to optimally support the visual needs and abilities of all pupils. This model of care has now become a recommended standard for all special school pupils in England.
Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eye Care, SeeAbility