Macular Disease & Low Vision

Click on the link to the right to download the Low Vision Leaflet (LVL), enabling patients with visual impairment to self-refer.

Milton Keynes has an active Macular Support Group, with meetings open to anyone with central vision loss. Click the link to download their poster.

Click this link https://www.sightlinedirectory.org.uk/ for a useful  directory of services aimed at helping blind or partially sighted people.

 

Support at eye clinics

Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) provide emotional and practical support to patients attending local eye clinics.  They are able to answer a wide range of questions, such as how to register as sight impaired, and advise on equipment and aids that might help. 

 

For further information, please contact BucksVision on 01296 487 556 or email reception@bucksvision.co.uk.

 

You can download Bucks Vision's latest leaflet from this page.

 

Support for children and their families

RSBC provide a range of services in London and across England and Wales for blind and partially sighted children and young people, their families, and the professionals who work alongside them. Their Families First service provides therapeutic intervention and support. Call 0203 198 0210.

 

Thames Valley Police have a Visual Impairment Protocol, describing processes by which people with sight loss may safely identify police officers and police employees.

 

Charles Bonnet Syndrome

This disturbing condition, which may accompany sight impairment, was brought to the public's attention in early 2021, when a character on 'Coronation Street' was shown as a sufferer. The College of Optometrists has produced the following patient resources, accessible via the links below: