Seeing Beyond the Eyes project wins Vision UK John Thompson Award for Excellence in Services, Support and Care 2019

11 October 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Vision UK, the umbrella organisation which leads collaboration with partners across the eye health and sight loss sector recognised the ground-breaking work being done by the Seeing Beyond the Eyes team last night at their joint conference between the RSM GP with Primary Health Care Section, Vision UK and in association with the RSM Ophthalmology Section and Digital Health Section.

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Look on the bright side of being registered blind!

8 August 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Daniel Williams takes a tongue in cheek look at the benefits of being registered blind It isn’t all bad – you won’t have initials after your name but to be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss but will need to meet certain criteria. So, whilst you may be able to see enough to

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No one should face sight loss alone

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15 July 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

I’m losing my sight; at the age of 8, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa so have very little vision and will eventually lose it completely. My mum and I felt totally isolated and very scared as we didn’t know how to access support, despite seeing countless eyecare professionals; signposting and referrals to support services would have made our journey

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New CET workshops will enhance sight loss and disability knowledge of optical professionals

Seeing Beyond the Eyes workshop

27 June 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Two new CET workshops worth 3 interactive points each have been added to the range offered by Visualise Training and Consultancy to complement their successful ‘Seeing Beyond the Eyes’ programme which helps eyecare professionals to enhance the lives of people living with sight loss. ‘Communicating with Patients who have Low Vision’ discusses how to interact with and guide patients with

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The business case for low vision

Keyboard with hand touching key labelled 'accessibility'

3 May 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

By Daniel Williams, Man on a Mission with Low Vision http://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.co.uk When you’re in business, it’s often tempting to think only in the majority, dismissing those who may not fit into the ‘most people’ bracket as too expensive to cater for, and therefore affecting vital profit margins. Assumptions abound. People with low vision will have assistants and you will give

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Referrals change lives

Daniel and his guide dog

29 April 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

It’s time for your regular appointment at your local high street optician. Each year you receive a reminder letter and you go along feeling relaxed and ready to enjoy the rest of your day after your appointment is over. Thousands of people do this every day and many thousands do come away feeling happy and relieved and go on to

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Visualise Training and Consultancy would like feedback from ‘Seeing Beyond the Eyes’ course delegates

Peter Black at Optrafair 2019

9 April 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Following the release our ‘Seeing Beyond the Eyes’ report findings, I’d be very interested to hear of any changes you’ve made that are having a positive impact at visualisetrainingandconsultancy@outlook.com (please advise if you are happy for us to share on our website and social media and feel free to send photos). Here’s a link to the report – https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/resources/sbe-project-findings/ We

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Seeing Beyond the Eyes Zone comes to Optrafair 2019

Seeing Beyond the Eyes Resource Pack front page

27 March 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Our Seeing Beyond the Eyes Zone will be at Optrafair 30 March – 1 April 2019, focusing in on sight loss and empowering optical professionals to effectively support low vision patients. The Zone is funded by Thomas Pocklington Trust, a national charity supporting people with sight loss, and will feature CET worth 6 interactive-points delivered by our team – Peter

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Eye Care and The Equality Act

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10 March 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

Are your eye care services embracing The Equality Act? Are you doing everything you can to ensure that people with disabilities have the same access to your eye care services as people without disabilities?  What are your legal – not to mention moral – responsibilities when it comes to ensuring equality of access? Equality legislation and The Equality Act, 2010

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Guide Dogs Left Barking at the Door

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4 March 2019
Source: Visualise Training and Consultancy

As someone with a severe visual impairment, my assistance dog is a vital part of my life, both as a guide and friend. We have a special bond that you will understand if you have seen the Sponsor a Guide Dog ads on TV. They show just how much assistance dogs give independent lives back to people with visual impairments,

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