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
STP CCEHC Frameworks 2017 Summary
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Community Ophthalmology Framework
Community Ophthalmology Framework
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Low Vision Framework Final June 2017
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 & Low Vision Factsheet. VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee

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

This factsheet will be useful for people with dementia, their families, carers and professionals. There are other factsheets about eye examinations for people with dementia and wearing glasses with dementia. What is low vision? Low vision is the term used when people have a reduced standard of vision which cannot be corrected by surgery, stronger Spectacles (Specs) or contact lenses. 

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Dementia And Low Vision Factsheet Jan 2017 LG PRNT
Dementia And Low Vision Factsheet Jan 2017 LG PRNT
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Dementia And Low Vision Factsheet Jan 2017 LG PRNT
Dementia And Low Vision Factsheet Jan 2017 LG PRNT
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Dementia And Low Vision Factsheet Jan 2017
Dementia And Low Vision Factsheet Jan 2017
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Dementia And Low Vision Factsheet Jan 2017
Dementia And Low Vision Factsheet Jan 2017
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Eye examinations for people with dementia. VISION 2020 UK Dementia and Sight Loss Committee

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

When you have dementia it is important to make the most of your sight.  Wearing any glasses you need makes sure your sight is as good as it can be. Without glasses some people would have to cope with blurred vision all the time. Blurred vision may also worsen the symptoms of dementia and may increase a sense of isolation

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Eye Examinations For People With Dementia-Dec 2016 SV  LG PRNT
Eye Examinations For People With Dementia-Dec 2016 SV LG PRNT
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Eye Examinations For People With Dementia-Dec 2016 SV  LG PRNT
Eye Examinations For People With Dementia-Dec 2016 SV LG PRNT
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Eye Examinations For People With Dementia-Dec 2016
Eye Examinations For People With Dementia-Dec 2016
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Eye Examinations For People With Dementia-Dec 2016
Eye Examinations For People With Dementia-Dec 2016
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Draft minutes of VISION 2020 UK Rehabilitation & Low Vision Cmte, 8 Sept 2016

14 October 2016
Source: VISION 2020 UK Rehabilitation and Low Vision Committee

Draft minutes of VISION 2020 UK Rehabilitation & Low Vision Cmte, 8 Sept  

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Attach 4 - Work Plan For VISION 2020 UK Rehabilitation & Low Vision Cmte 2016-17 Revised Oct 2016
Attach 4 - Work Plan For VISION 2020 UK Rehabilitation & Low Vision Cmte 2016-17 Revised Oct 2016
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FINAL Minutes For VISION 2020 UK Rehab & Low Vision Cmte, 080916
FINAL Minutes For VISION 2020 UK Rehab & Low Vision Cmte, 080916
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FINAL Minutes For VISION 2020 UK Rehab & Low Vision Cmte, 240516 (updated 080916)
FINAL Minutes For VISION 2020 UK Rehab & Low Vision Cmte, 240516 (updated 080916)
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High Prevalence of Untreated Depression in Patients Accessing Low-Vision Services

20 May 2016
Source: Tom Margraine

The attached short paper is on the prevalence of depression (43%) in low vision services and we thought if of interest to the VISION 2020 UK Counselling and Emotional Support Services Committee.  

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Nollett Et Al, 2016
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