If you find it hard to see things clearly, even after you’ve had your eyes tested and are wearing the right glasses or contact lenses, you may have low vision.
You may have been told that there is nothing that can be done to improve the medical condition of your eyes. However, there may be a lot that you can do to improve the way you use the sight that you have.
The staff at the Low Vision Centre can advise and help you make the most of your vision. The centre is part of the Camden and Islington Sensory Needs Service.
The rehabilitation worker will ask you about how you are managing with your vision and what your main difficulties are. This will help in deciding on the best solutions for you.
The optometrist will be able to assess your vision and prescribe, if necessary, glasses, loan you a magnifying glass or other low vision aids to help you with specific tasks.
If you have been given a low vision aid the rehabilitation worker will give you some practical advice on how to use it.
The service is free of charge and all low vision aids are loaned to you for as long as they are of use. If you need new glasses you will be able to pay although many people are eligible for help towards the cost of these. To find out more about this, you can ask the optometrist who sees you on the day.
We can do home visits for those unable to get out.