Eye conditions explained

When you find out that your child has a vision impairment it’s likely that a medical expert you will give you the name of their eye condition. At first, taking in this information is not easy, and you may feel like you want to find out more information on the internet. 

Not all of this information will be accurate though – so we’ve put together a list of definitions that will help you to understand your child’s eye condition more clearly. We’ve also included some internet resources you can trust.

For further support you can also contact our Family Support Service. Our specialist Family Support Officers have many years’ experience of providing support in this area and will be happy to explain any terminology that confuses you. 

Eye conditions explained

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