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Looking after my eyes / Sheila Hollins, Stephen Kill, Scott Watkin and Maggie Woodhouse, illustrated by Beth Webb

By: Hollins, Sheila.
Contributor(s): Kill, Stephen | [Watkin, Scott] | [Woodhouse, Maggie] | [illustrator].
Series: Books Beyond Words. London : Books Beyond Words, 2019Description: 62 pages : colour illustrations : 24 x 17 cm.ISBN: 9781784581107.Subject(s): SeeAbility | INTELLECTUAL DISABILITY | EYE CONDITIONS | EYE TESTS | HOSPITALS | SURGERY | HEALTH INFORMATION | ALTERNATIVE COMMUNICATION | PICTURES
Contents:
Storyline. - Why is eye care important? - What are the signs of having a sight problem? - How can you look after your eyes? - A guide for health care staff on reasonable adjustments. - Wearing glasses. - Eye conditions and surgery. - Eye drops. - Living with sight problems. - People who can help. - Useful resources in the UK. - Related titles. - Authors and artist. - Acknowledgements. - Beyond Words: publications and training. - How to read thid book.
Summary: "We all need to look after our eyes. This book shows Jade and Mac getting their eyes tested and explains what happens afterwards. Jade is given glasses to help her see better, and Mac has to have an operation. Their feelings about what happens to them, and how things are explained to them so they can give informed consent, are addressed. Fiona also has sight problems and uses a cane to get around safely, and a magnifying glass to read. This book can be used to prepare someone before having as eye test, hospital visit or operation. It can also be used to help someone to understand the adaptations that are available for people with sight problems. It is an invaluable communication tool for eye care professionals during consultations and before treatments.
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Storyline. - Why is eye care important? - What are the signs of having a sight problem? - How can you look after your eyes? - A guide for health care staff on reasonable adjustments. - Wearing glasses. - Eye conditions and surgery. - Eye drops. - Living with sight problems. - People who can help. - Useful resources in the UK. - Related titles. - Authors and artist. - Acknowledgements. - Beyond Words: publications and training. - How to read thid book.

"We all need to look after our eyes. This book shows Jade and Mac getting their eyes tested and explains what happens afterwards. Jade is given glasses to help her see better, and Mac has to have an operation. Their feelings about what happens to them, and how things are explained to them so they can give informed consent, are addressed. Fiona also has sight problems and uses a cane to get around safely, and a magnifying glass to read. This book can be used to prepare someone before having as eye test, hospital visit or operation. It can also be used to help someone to understand the adaptations that are available for people with sight problems. It is an invaluable communication tool for eye care professionals during consultations and before treatments.

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