Randomised controlled trial of prevention of falls in people aged 75 and over with severe visual impairment: the VIP trial

10 November 2005

People with visual impairment fall more frequently than those with normal sight. They may fail to see or over correct in stepping over environmental hazards and may have difficulty taking corrective action after a stumble. They may exercise less with consequent loss of strength and balance and may venture outside less, resulting in low vitamin D concentrations. A randomised controlled

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Low vision in people with learning disabilities

15 September 2005

Adults with learning disabilities may never be referred to low vision clinics – because it is a commonly held belief that low vision support is only about helping people to read. However, optometrists and low vision services can considerably help people with learning disabilities. Please read the attached document for further information….

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Low Vision In People With Learning Disabilities
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The Bold Guide to Learning Disabilities

15 September 2005

Vision is the key to communication, learning and movement. It is the key sense that people use to make sense of their environment and the people around them. Vision is the ‘driving force’, creating motivation. The more people can see, the easier it is for them to make sense of their world. It is believed that 80% of information is

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Emotional Support and Counselling Services in Low Vision and Eye Care Pathways – 2005

15 September 2005

The value of emotional support and counselling for people with sight loss is being increasingly recognised as an important component in the delivery of eye care services. It is therefore important that Low Vision Services Committees develop a multi-disciplinary strategy for the delivery of emotional support within low vision services. Primary Care Trusts, Eye Hospitals, Social Services and community Low

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