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Diagnosis and Emotional Wellbeing

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What next? – Understanding your child’s vision impairment

Find out about the resources, advice and information we have created that can help you to understand your child's needs, what they can see, and how to start supporting them.

Finding out about your child's vision impairment

Children and young people can be affected by several medical conditions affecting their vision. The same diagnosis can also affect vision in different individuals in different ways.

Who does what in eye care?

If your child has a vision impairment, you'll come across a number of different professionals: some are there to provide support with your child’s health, others to support their education and life at home. This is a basic guide to some of the people you may meet.

Eye clinic appointments: a guide for parents

Information and tips to help you make the most of your child's eye clinic appointment.

Emotional support for children and young people with vision impairment

We've produced a series of guides and podcasts for parents and carers about emotional support for children and young people with vision impairment.

Young people - Your feelings about your vision impairment

Information for blind and partially sighted young people experiencing negative feelings about their vision impairment.

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