A guide to low vision in practice

In the UK, there are almost 2 million people living with sight loss and this number is expected to double by 2050. This article will discuss the common causes of sight loss in the UK and the need to enhance low vision service provision for the future.

Various aspects of low vision assessment and how these can be incorporated into routine appointments are discussed. Options for traditional magnifiers and telescopes are described in addition to more modern options that utilise technology, for example, mobile phone applications. Finally, information about how to progress further and improve knowledge of low vision is provided.

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