So, you don’t think you have any low vision patients in your practice?
By Gillian Smith, BSc(Hons) FBDO (Hons) SLD (Hons) LVA Cert Ed
Advice and guidelines on professional conduct for dispensing opticians appendix D low vision practice: advice to members. Available from https://www.abdo.org.uk/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/Appendix-D-June-20051.pdf (accessed 30 July 2019).
Association of British Dispensing Opticians. 2017. Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing Syllabus. 2015.
Association of British Dispensing Opticians. 2018. Level 6 Diploma in Ophthalmic Dispensing. 2015. Guidance for students.
Sinclair A and Ryan B. No date. Low vision the essential guide for ophthalmologists. The Guide Dogs for the Blind Association.
LOCSU. June 2017. Low vision, habilitation and rehabilitation framework for adults and children. Available from https://www.locsu.co.uk/wpcontent/uploads/Files/Members_Area/Clinical_Pathways/Low_Vision/Low-vision-habilitation-and-rehabilitation-framework-for-adults-and-children-2.pdf (accessed 30 July 2019.
Vision UK. November 2018. Key facts about vision impairment in children and young people. Available from https://www.visionuk.org.uk/download/Sight-loss-statistics-for-CYP-2018-FINAL.pdf. (accessed 30 July 2019).
Macnaughton J. 2018. The practical management of visual impairment. Clearview Training.
Bunce C and Wormald R. 2006. Leading causes of certification for blindness and partial sight in England & Wales. BMC Public Health volume 6, article number 58. 2006.
Pollard T L, Simpson J A, Lamoureux E L, Keeffe J E. 2003. Barriers to accessing low vision services. Ophthalmic and Physiological Optics 2003 volume 23, issue 4. Available from https://doi.org/10.1046/j.1475-1313.2003.00123.x
Bowling B. 2016. Kanski’s Clinical Ophthalmology a Systematic Approach. 8th edn. Elsevier Saunders.
MacEwen C. No date. Eye risk from ‘overstretched NHS.’ Available from https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health35743550#?utm_source=twitterfeed&utm_medium=twitter (accessed 30 July 2019).
Pictograms-nps-accessibility-low vision access-2.svg. Available from https://www.google.com/url?sa=i&source=images&cd=&cad=rja&uact=8&ved=0ahUKEwiWhdjX_t3jAhWTX8AKHWDGBNAQMwi3ASgMD4&url=https%3A%2F%2Fcommons.wikimedia.org%2Fwiki%2FFile%3APictograms-nps-accessibility-low_vision_ (accessed 30 July 2019).
Eye disease retinitis pigmentosa. Available from https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/6/6f/Eye_disease_simulation%2C_retinitis_pigmentosa.jpg/1024px-Eye_disease_simulation%2C_retinitis_pigmentosa.jpg (accessed 30 July 2019).