Seeing beyond the eyes

Whilst eye care practitioners can't always treat sight loss, they are well positioned to help patients in other ways. Making referrals to charities and support services can help patients to maintain their independence and general well-being.

This article follows the journey from diagnostic appointments through to receiving the appropriate help and support from the perspective of a low vision patient. What referrals should be made, and when they should be made, are discussed. In addition, the signs that suggest a patient requires further support are outlined.

This content is worth 1 CET point and you can undertake an optional discussion to make this CET interactive.

CET Points: 1

Eyecare credits: 1

Expiry Date: 31/12/2021

Interactive points available

Downloads

GOC CET Approval information

Optometrist logo Communication logo Optical Appliances logo Standards of Practice logo
Dispensing Optician logo Communication logo Standards of Practice logo Optical Appliances logo Low Vision logo

Also accepted by

Norges Optikerforbund logo Optikerforbundet logo Coru logo