Providing useful information for people with learning disabilities, their carers and all health professionals


Getting your eyes tested

Sunderland Eye Infirmary offer a fantastic service for people with learning disabilities whether they are coming in for eye operations, eye tests or other appointments.

The Eye Infirmary have always been forward thinking in their care and treatment of people with learning disability.

“Sunderland Eye Infirmary is a hospital that is here to help you with your eyes.
There are lots of different departments and the staff will show you where you need to go .
The departments are :-
Cataract Treatment centre , Out patients B ,Optometry , Orthoptics ,Out Patients A , Operating theatres , Glaucoma /Mayling Unit , Macular unit and Haygarth Outpatients .
There is Haygarth Ward that you can go to for treatment or operations on your eyes .
There is also an Emergency Department for accidents or emergencies that happen to your eyes that is open all the time “.

Please click on the Eye Appointment link below to find out what to expect when coming to Sunderland Eye Infirmary.

Going for an Eye Appointment.

See ability.

Seeability provide lots of really useful information about eye health and looking after your eyes.

Please take a look at the resources listed below. There are many more resources on their website which can be found by clicking the link.

Telling_optometrist (Telling the optometrist about me) A great resource that can be completed before your eye appointment to share important information.

Having_eye_test (Having an eye test) An easy read leaflet telling you about what to expect from an eye test.

Vision_passport Providing your optometrist with a record of your eye conditions and appointments.

People_with_Downs_syndrome An easy read leaflet about eye conditions tha effect people who have Downs Syndrome.

Getting_used_to_new_glasses An easy read leaflet that helps you to get used to your glasses.

Easy Read Health Action Plans

Contact Us

  • Health Promotion Team
  • Ground Floor
  • Monkwearmouth Hospital
  • Newcastle Road
  • Sunderland, SR5 1NB
Telephone 07468 710819

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