Eye Gaze Essentials

Eye Gaze Essentials | Nystagmus

Eye Gaze Essentials | Nystagmus

Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare at SeeAbility explained to us what nystagmus is, how it affects vision and perception and what strategies can be put in place to minimise it's impact. What is nystagmus? Nystagmus is basically involuntary eye movement. It is when the...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Binocular vision

Eye Gaze Essentials | Binocular vision

What is binocular vision? Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare, Clinical Lead Optometrist at SeeAbility explains what is meant by binocular vision, and how it affects are depth perception. "Binocular vision is when you're using your two eyes binocularly to focus on a...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | SeeAbility research statistics

Eye Gaze Essentials | SeeAbility research statistics

SeeAbility have been delivering sight tests and dispensing glasses in special education need schools across England since 2013. They have given sight tests to approximately 1,000 learners with special educational needs. Our CEO, Lee Blemings asks Lisa Donaldson to...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Eye care myths

Eye Gaze Essentials | Eye care myths

Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility, spoke to us about some of the common eye care myths she has encountered and whether there is any substance to them. "I don't think you'll be able to test their eyes" One of the key messages...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Diagnostic overshadowing

Eye Gaze Essentials | Diagnostic overshadowing

What is diagnostic overshadowing? Diagnostic overshadowing can occur when health professionals attribute a person’s symptoms to their learning disability without exploring other factors, such as biological determinants.  Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare, Clinical Lead...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Sight test essentials

Eye Gaze Essentials | Sight test essentials

Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility details sight test essentials, the things Optometrists test and look out for during a sight test with someone who has complex needs. Level of detail The classic one that we all think about...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Environment and lighting essentials

Eye Gaze Essentials | Environment and lighting essentials

Lee Blemings, Sensory Guru and Lisa Donaldson, SeeAbility, spoke about environment and lighting essentials. They discussed how the environment can impact a child's ability to access the classroom and what steps can be taken to optimise the environment for access and...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Cerebral Visual Impairment

Eye Gaze Essentials | Cerebral Visual Impairment

Around 30 - 40% of the special school population have some degree of cerebral visual impairment (CVI). Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility spoke to us about what this means, how it can affect the vision and how to put strategies...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Vision tips for parents and educators

Eye Gaze Essentials | Vision tips for parents and educators

Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility shares her vision tips for parents and educators whose children have neurodevelopmental impairments. SeeAbility model of eye care The Royal College of Paediatricians guidelines state that...

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Eye Gaze Essentials | Routine standard for eye care

Eye Gaze Essentials | Routine standard for eye care

Routine standard for eye care In this installment of Eye Gaze Essentials, we ask Lisa Donaldson, Head of Eyecare and Lead Clinical Optometrist at SeeAbility - What is the routine standard for eye care?  And what should we all be looking to do? Lisa explains what...

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