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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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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