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A world of books

A world of books

By Lesley Geen, CHECT support worker  Some parents have told us their child is not always getting the same opportunities as their peers to access books in different formats; this can obviously have an impact on their desire to read from an early age. At CHECT we have...
Sailing away

Sailing away

The Ellen MacArthur Cancer Trust, which runs sailing trips for children and young people who have, or have had, cancer has reserved two places for the Childhood Eye Cancer Trust in 2018. CHECT Champion Ernie Brown, 10, who has taken part in two trips, tells us what...
Getting ready for hospital

Getting ready for hospital

Gemma Melisi, Play Specialist at the Royal London Hospital, has some tips for parents on how to help prepare your child for a hospital visit… Preparing a child for hospital is very important, so that you all know what to expect. The thought might be worrying for...
Early years and visual impairment

Early years and visual impairment

A diagnosis of bilateral retinoblastoma can sometimes mean that your child may have some problems with their eyesight. This may result in the need for additional help and support as your child is growing up. We hope you will find the information here helpful and...
Monocular vision

Monocular vision

Monocular vision means ‘sight in one eye only’. This information outlines some of the challenges that some children with monocular vision may face… Many children learn to cope very well with sight in one eye only and, in general, the earlier the child loses their eye...
Protective eyewear for children with monocular vision

Protective eyewear for children with monocular vision

When children and young people have monocular vision, it’s even more important to preserve their eyesight. But that doesn’t mean that they have to miss out on all the fun of sports and activities. Zishan Naeem, Lead Orthoptist for Retinoblastoma Services at The Royal...