With the support of a large and enthusiastic group of families our research has changed eye care practice across the UK and abroad.

Down's Syndrome Vision Research Unit

Research studies

For over 20 years our study has gathered evidence on the vision of children and young adults with Down's syndrome and produced recommendations adopted in the UK and further afield.

Our research studies include:

Eye test with a child with Down's syndrome

For parents

Advice for parents of child with Down's syndrome including commonly asked questions.

Children taking an eye test

For teachers

Advice for identifying and supporting children with visual problems.

A child with Down's Syndrome having an eye test.

For professionals

Advice for eye care professionals about children with Down's syndrome.

Get involved

Without the continued support and enthusiasm of the parents and children who take part in our studies there would be no Down's Syndrome Vision Research Unit.

If you are the parent(s) of a child with Down's syndrome and can travel to Cardiff, please get involved.