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The need to see beyond the eyes

The need to see beyond the eyes

This article discusses the problems visually impaired people experience when visiting eye care practitioners and considers what reasonable adjustments should be made to better serve such patients. Written by a qualified sight loss rehabilitation assistant who is himself visually impaired, it provides a unique perspective on this topic.


What you will learn:

  • Optometrists will understand the effects on vision, and the effect this has on patients’ ability to carry out everyday practical tasks, and makes appropriate non-medical referrals to a range of services to minimise the impact of sight loss on the patient’s life
  • Optometrists will have an understanding of service providers who deliver a range of services to people with sight impairment to help them make appropriate referrals and give advice to patients about access to these services
  • Optometrists will better understand the needs of patients with visual impairment and what constitutes reasonable adjustments.

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