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

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Dates for the diary

Lambeth, Southwark & Lewisham LOC's AGM

Bridge Suite, London Bridge Hotel, 8-18 London Bridge Street, London, SE1 9SG

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 18:00:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Michelle Martins

Contact email: michelle@jclconsulting.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 020 8663 9014

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly LOC's AGM

The Alverton Hotel, Tregolls Road, Truro, Cornwall TR1 1ZQ

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 18:30:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Alison Hillier

Contact email: alison@jclconsulting.co.uk

Cambridgeshire LOC's AGM

The Old Bridge Hotel, 1 High Street, Huntingdon PE29 3TQ

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 19:00:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Vivien Rosamond

Contact email: vanda78.rosamond@gmail.com

Shropshire LOC's AGM

Wroxeter Hotel, Wroxeter, Shrewsbury SY5 6PH

Annual AGM

2018-06-21 19:00:00 - 2018-06-21 21:00:00

Contact name: Alan Barker

Contact email: alanb@shropshireloc.co.uk

Contact telephone number: 01981 540050

Dudley LOC's AGM

Clinical Education Centre, Russells Hall Hospital, Pensnett Road, Dudley DY1 2HQ

Annual AGM

2018-06-25 18:30:00 - 2018-06-25 21:00:00

Contact name: Paul Sidhu

Contact email: whitestar123@hotmail.com

Brent & Harrow LOC's AGM

Harrow District Masonic Centre, Northwick Circle, Kenton, Harrow, Middlesex HA3 0EL

Annual AGM

2018-06-25 18:30:00 - 2018-06-25 21:00:00

Contact name: David Hantman

Contact email: BrentHarrowLOC@gmail.com

Bedfordshire LOC's AGM

The Rufus Centre, Steppingley Road, Flitwick, Beds, MK45 1AH

Annual AGM

2018-07-02 18:30:00 - 2018-07-02 21:00:00

Contact name: John Edwards

Contact email: info@bedfordshireloc.org.uk

Berkshire LOC's AGM

Holiday Inn Winnersh Triangle, Wharfedale Road, Reading, RG41 5TS

Annual AGM

2018-07-12 18:30:00 - 2018-07-12 21:00:00

Contact name: Sean Caskey

Contact email: locberkshire@gmail.com

Birmingham LOC's AGM

Plough and Harrow Hotel, 135 Hagley Road, Birmingham, B16 8LS

Annual AGM

2018-07-26 18:15:00 - 2018-07-26 21:00:00

Contact name: Ian Hadfield

Contact email: ian.hadfield@nhs.net

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