The Seeing Beyond the Eyes Resource Pack for professionals is now available to download from the ABDO website.
This is a free resource pack for eyecare and health professionals containing valuable information on sight loss support services, charities, and equipment and referral pathways has been produced by Visualise Training and Consultancy with the support of Thomas Pocklington Trust.
The pack complements the ‘Seeing Beyond the Eyes’ CET workshops currently touring the UK which raise awareness of the difficulties faced by patients diagnosed with irreversible sight loss. It contains valuable information on local sight loss charities, eye clinic liaison officers (ECLO), low vision assessment services and Rehabilitation Workers. It also lists national organisations supporting people with sight loss and condition specific charities.
Daniel Williams of Visualise said “It is vital patients with sight loss are referred immediately to sight loss services that can enable their independence and help them deal with a difficult time in their life. However Optical professionals can’t refer if they don’t know who they are referring hence why we have created such a resource pack and training roadshow. ”
Download the pack, fill in details of your local support services then save and print your personalised copy for easy reference.
You can find the pack in the library section of the website under Visual Impairments.