Low Vision

Community optometrists are in an ideal position to  direct patients with visual impairment to local statutory or voluntary support services. It is not necessary for a patient to be registered as sight impaired in order to access these resources.

BucksVision  is a visual impairment charity,  with resource centres in Aylesbury and Milton Keynes. They offer a subscription service and are very happy for patients to self-refer. Find out more by visiting their website http://www.bucksvision.co.uk  or download their leaflet on the right.

 

In Milton Keynes the statutory service is provided by BID  (Birmingham Institute for the Deaf). Local contact details are below:

 

Sensory Advice Resource Centre

Gloucester House

399 Silbury Boulevard

Milton Keynes MK9 2AH

Telephone : 01908 401135
Email : sarcmk@bid.org.uk

Leaflet available on the right (awaiting updated version).

 

In the rest of Bucks, the statutory provider is BISS (Buckinghamshire Integrated Sensory Service) 

https://www.actiononhearingloss.org.uk/how-we-help/support-and-care/sensory-services/sensory-service-buckinghamshire/

Download their leaflet on the right for more information.

 

The Low Vision Leaflet (LVL), which patients may use for self-referral, is also available for download on the right.