It can be overwhelming in the early days, but there is lots of support out there to help families of children with a vision impairment, including those with complex needs - you are not alone.
Our Information for Parents guide has information about how the eye works and details of vision and eye conditions that cause vision impairment. It also contains a large amount of guidance about supporting your child’s growth and development.
You may also find it helpful to use the Early Support Developmental Journal, to guide you through your child’s first months and years, giving you ideas for activities and helping you to track progress. Any professionals working with you can also contribute to the Journal.
People you may meet
If there are a lot of people involved in the care of your child, our Who does what in eye care? guide for parents explains what the different professionals do and how they can help.
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