A charity that is dedicated to improving eye care for disabled people has been given a boost thanks to a £10,000 donation by Westfield Health.
SeeAbility has a community development project in Sheffield that focuses on their Eye2Eye campaign, which aims to improve eye care and vision for people with learning disabilities.
The £10,000 donation will help to support the current work of the charity’s Sheffield project, which was launched in 2005.
Laura Christie, Community Development Officer for Sheffield, says: “A third of people who have learning difficulties also have sight problems. It may be the case that people who are disabled cannot tell other people that they suffer from eye problems. Regular and effective sight tests are rare among people with learning disabilities, therefore visual impairment often goes undetected – leading to poor eye health, dependence, and in some instances preventable blindness. The Eye2Eye campaign is all about improving eye care for people with learning difficulties. We are delighted that Westfield has chosen to support our charity with their kind donation.”