low vision aids

aids, low vision 

Optical (e.g. loupe) or non-optical (e.g. large numeral telephone) appliances and devices designed to assist the partially sighted patient. See magnifying glass; halogen lamp; telescopic lens; pinhole spectacles; typoscope; low vision.
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Practices that have successfully integrated a low vision service take a more proactive approach by introducing the concept of light and magnification as an alternative, or in addition to, standard spectacle correction for both hobbyists and those with low vision, rather than considering low vision aids as an 'end of the road' product for the visually impaired.
Services will include counselling, low vision assessments, provision of low vision aids and outreach services to schools for the blind and other institutions.
He added: "They are for low vision aids that would allow a person who cannot see well enough to read standard print, or to be able to access the same information as the sighted world.
The free event, attended by exhibitors from across the UK, will offer refreshments, as well as the chance to try out magnification equipment, low vision aids, software and other services for the visually impaired.
com) specializes in personal lighting and low vision aids distributed through online and retail stores including specialty stores, ReadingLight.
All services are provided by community-based optometrists who have gained accreditation by undertaking specific training in the assessment of patients and the provision of low vision aids.
Low Vision Aids, Tactile Approaches, Reading Mail and Writing Checks.
Ideally, a low vision aids clinic should be designed not just as a place where optical hardware is prescribed but where the severely visually handicapped can have a thorough examination in every respect.
Anita Morrison-Fokken, Low Vision director of Focus, said: "There are thousands of people in Birmingham who suffer the frustrations of low vision, yet it is likely that the great majority could benefit greatly from our assessments and our low vision aids and devices.
The group is hosting an exhibition of low vision aids, involving other organisations for the visually impaired, at Huddersfield Town Hall on Wednesday, April 12, from 10 am until 4pm.
The remaining 10% of responses were spread across seven categories, including lack of training or funding for training and retraining, lack of specialised equipment or low vision aids, and "other".
There will be reading machines, talking equipment and low vision aids, plus advice about activities, hobbies, social activities, sports, training, work experience and volunteering.

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