Down’s Syndrome Association – Awareness Week

Down's Syndrome AssociationDown’s Syndrome Association – Awareness Week

Monday 18th – Sunday 24th March 2013

Focus on Vision

Every year we target one aspect of living with Down’s syndrome.  This year we will be “focusing” on raising awareness of the poor visual acuity in Down’s syndrome and the impact is has upon daily life.

Fact: Vision is poorer in all people with Down’s syndrome.

Up to 50% of people with Downs Syndrome will need to wear glasses, but even when glasses are worn, 100% of people with Down’s syndrome have poorer visual acuity than other people.  Visual Acuity is still poor even when a person with Down’s syndrome is wearing correctly fitted glasses for either long or short sight.

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