Adult Low Vision

There are currently 1.8 million people living with sight loss in the UK. (Future Sight Loss, RNIB 2008).

Our pathway offers adults with sight loss, quicker access to a low vision assessment and support closer to home. In particular, community optical pathway for an Adult Low Vision enhanced service is designed to:

  • reduce unnecessary referrals to the hospital low vision service
  • reduce patient anxiety and increase capacity within the overburdened hospital clinic
  • provide a more cost effective service with a greater number of patients being managed within the primary care setting
  • high quality low vision assessment, information and clinical support, and
  • where appropriate, low vision aids (LVAs), daily living aids and follow-up in a community setting in a convenient location for them
  • provide accredited theoretical training which supports the pathway (jointly designed by the WOPEC and LOCSU to ensure successful delivery of the pathway

How has this pathway been developed?

LOCSU's Clinical Advisory Group has developed this pathway, in consultation with visual impairment charities and patients, to be delivered by both optometrists and dispensing opticians working in community optical practice.

You can read more information in our press release here.

LOCSU support for the pathway

LOCSU has developed a range of downloadable support for practitioners, who want to introduce these pathways in their area, including:

  • LOCSU Community Optical Pathway for an Adult Low Vision Enhanced Service pathway
  • LOCSU Community Optical Pathway for an Adult Low Vision Enhanced Service business case*
  • LOCSU Community Optical Pathway for an Adult Low Vision Enhanced Service service specification*
  • LOCSU Community Optical Pathway for an Adult Low Vision Enhanced Service Report form*
  • theoretical training developed in conjunction with WOPEC*

 Please click here or above for the Adult Low Vision pathway 

 

 

*Please note that the supporting documents are only available by logging in to the members only area - please contact your LOC for the log in details, via their website at: www.loc-net.org.uk/ (if there is no website, and you don't have contact details, please contact us).

Supporting Documentation for Community Optical Pathway for Adult Low Vision Enhanced Service (LOC members only)

Skills and training support for Community Optical Pathway for Adult Low Vision Enhanced Service

Contact us

Dates for the diary

Salford & Trafford LOC's AGM

Marriott Worsley Park Hotel, Walkden Road, Manchester, M28 2QT

AGM

2017-05-24 18:30:00 - 2017-05-24 21:00:00

Contact name: Lindsey Flynn

Contact email: salford.traffordloc@hotmail.com

Hampshire LOC's AGM

Norton Park Hotel, Sutton Scotney, Winchester SO21 3NB

AGM

2017-06-06 18:00:00 - 2017-06-06 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Silk

Contact email: isilk@hampshireloc.org.uk

Lincolnshire LOC's AGM

Bentley Hotel, Lincoln Rd, S Hykeham, Lincoln LN6 9NH

AGM

2017-06-07 18:45:00 - 2017-06-07 21:00:00

Contact name: Sab Bahl

Contact email: sabkbahl@aol.com

Leeds LOC's AGM

Thackray Medical Museum, 141 Beckett Street, Leeds LS9 7LN

AGM

2017-06-08 18:00:00 - 2017-06-08 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Alderson

Contact email: leedsloc@gmail.com

Wirral LOC's AGM

The Village Hotel, Pool Lane, Bromborough, Wirral, CH62 4UE

AGM

2017-06-12 18:00:00 - 2017-06-12 21:00:00

Contact name: Dylan Barton

Contact email: dylan.barton@nhs.net

Staffordshire LOC's AGM

Yarnfield Training & Conference Centre, Yarnfield, Stone ST15 0NL

AGM

2017-06-13 18:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Lowell

Contact email: admin@staffsloc.co.uk

Cumbria LOC's AGM

Crooklands Hotel, Crooklands, nr Kendal, Cumbria LA7 7NW

AGM

2017-06-13 19:30:00 - 2017-06-13 21:00:00

Contact name: Bruce Avery

Contact email: braveryoptom@talktalk.net

Merton, Sutton & Wandsworth LOC's AGM

Grenfell Housing & Training, 16-20 Kingston Road, London, SW19 1JZ

AGM

2017-06-14 18:30:00 - 2017-06-14 21:00:00

Contact name: Mark Richardson

Contact email: m.richardson@tkp-ltd.com

Essex LOC's AGM

The Northumberland Suite, Writtle College, Lordship Road, Writtle, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3EH

AGM

2017-06-15 18:00:00 - 2017-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Katie Kingcott

Contact email: enquiries@essex-loc.org

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

George Hotel, George St, Huntingdon PE29 3AB

AGM

2017-06-15 18:30:00 - 2017-06-15 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: Andrew@rosamond.fslife.co.uk

View all events