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RNIB Low Vision Centre

(Formerly known as Low Vision Centre)

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.

Contact details

Contact Name
Contact Position
020 7391 2241
Fax: 020 7391 2155


Judd Street

Time / Date Details

When is it on
Mon-Thu 9am-5pm.
Opening times (visits)
Please ring before visiting to ensure we are not out on home visits.


Low vision aids are loaned usually, they may charge for spectacles though often a voucher is provided.

Further details

Parent Body
Client Group
Aged 18 and over.
Catchment Area
Camden and Islington.
Capacity or waiting list
No waiting list.
Referrals Policy

Self referral or from an allied health professional for residents of the London boroughs of Camden and Islington, only.

Referral required?
Kings Cross Ward
Last checked date
Record ID
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