ABDO: Scots lead the way in UK eye health care

6 March 2019

It’s truly a postcode lottery when it comes to eyecare in England, Wales and Northern Ireland (NI), compared to Scotland which provides national eye care for all, according to the Association of British Dispensing Opticians’ (ABDO) latest research which compares NHS eye care in England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. People in England, Wales and NI are only able to

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Patients with Low Vision benefit from Optical Sector Seeing Beyond the Eyes

Seeing Beyond the Eyes Resource Pack front page

21 February 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Patients with low vision are benefitting from an initiative developed by Visualise Training and Consultancy and funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust. Seeing Beyond the Eyes has released its impact report which highlights a huge increase in the number of optical professionals who will now refer patients with low vision to vital support services – up from only 9% to an

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Seven Ways to Make Low Vision Services Pay

Daniel and his guide dog

8 November 2018
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

By Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy – A Man on a Mission with Low Vision Business always has a bottom line. You may enthusiastically get your start-up launched with a view to helping a few people, but if you’re not making enough money to pay your rent, staff, suppliers and yourself then you soon find your ‘bottom

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Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology: Low vision services: a practical guide for the clinician

2 July 2018
Source: Therapeutic Advances in Ophthalmology

Low vision has been defined by best-corrected visual acuity worse than 20/40 in the better eye, substantial visual field loss, or substantial loss of contrast sensitivity that cannot be corrected by refraction, medical treatment, or surgery. In the United States, low vision is most commonly caused by age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, and diabetic retinopathy. Most patients with low vision are

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IAPB: Visual Rehabilitation – an integral part of eye care

7 February 2018
Source: IAPB

Low vision and blindness have profound effects on people’s psychological and social  wellbeing – people are often left feeling depressed, frustrated and even worthless. Many people who are visually impaired struggle to participate in school, work or their community, and may end up isolated and driven into poverty. So what is to be done for people with incurable sight loss? Provision

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CCEHC – Low vision, habilitation and rehabilitation framework for adults and children

9 August 2017
Source: CCEHC

Please find attached the Low vision, habilitation and rehabilitation framework for adults and children. It has been sent to all CCG Chairs, STP leads, LEHN Chairs and NHS England. It will be also sent to all local authorities in England. Also attached are the Primary eye care framework and the Community ophthalmology framework, together with a quick summary of all

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STP CCEHC Frameworks 2017 Summary
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Community Ophthalmology Framework
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Low Vision Framework Final June 2017
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Primary Eye Care Framework Final 1.0
Primary Eye Care Framework Final 1.0

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Scottish Government: A review of low vision service provision in Scotland

29 June 2017
Source: Scottish Government

19/04/17 An independent review of low vision service provision across Scotland carried out by NHS Education for Scotland on behalf of the Scottish Government Low vision services aim to enable people with loss of vision to regain or maintain as much independence and autonomy as possible, and can include rehabilitation, visual aids, emotional support and advice. Low vision is common

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Dementia and low vision factsheet

23 January 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

The Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee (previously known as the VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee) has produced a new factsheet on ‘Dementia and low vision’. This information will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and medical professionals. What is low vision? Low vision is the term used when people have a

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Eye examinations for people with dementia

23 January 2017
Source: VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee

The Vision UK Learning Disability, Dementia & Sight Loss Committee (previously known as the VISION 2020 UK Dementia & Sight Loss Committee) has produced a new factsheet on ‘Eye examinations for people with dementia’. This information will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and medical professionals. How often should I have my eyes tested? Everyone should have

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