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Living independently with low vision

Living independently with low vision

Posted on 13th July 2021

Our specialist low vision clinic launches on Thursday 19 August. For patients who are living with low vision, we offer a range of specific services to make this adaptation to living with visual impairment as easy as it can be.

What conditions will benefit? 

Our clinic will benefit anyone, of any age, experiencing low vision, including those with conditions such as age-related macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cerebral visual impairment (CVI), low vision after a stroke and cataract.

Your initial appointment will last up to an hour. During your appointment you will:

  • have a range of comprehensive low vision assessments

  • try a number of specialist low vision aids

  • learn new reading and viewing strategies tailored to your specific condition, for example eccentric viewing for macular conditions and visual search for visual field impairments

  • discuss and learn other coping strategies and sight substitution techniques

  • discuss how other organisations may be able to assist you and put you in touch with them

  • receive advice and provision of technology for visual impairment

  • In addition, children with CVI and/or neurodevelopmental conditions will take part in assessments tailored to the specific needs of these conditions.

Appointments at our Low Vision Clinic are available on Thursdays from the end of August. To make an appointment please email or phone us on 0131 225 2235. Please pass onto anyone you feel who may benefit from this service who is not a patient of the practice.

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