Low vision

It is important for community optometrists to understand the range of electronic vision enhancement systems available, and how they can be obtained, so as to be able to signpost their patients to appropriate help.

In this article we will outline the importance of developing standards for affordable and accessible low-vision service delivery that can be applied globally and that are relevant to both the developed and developing world.

All eye care practitioners should have the knowledge to be able to signpost and refer patients to relevant rehabilitation services in their area that may benefit them.

Optical devices are commonly prescribed as part of a comprehensive low-vision evaluation in clinics throughout the UK and can improve quality of life in people with visual impairment.

This article discusses the determination of magnification needs for reading in low vision patients.

This article describes the relationship between visual impairment and dizziness and falls in older people.

Childhood visual impairment has implications for many aspects of the child’s development, including education and social interactions.

This review identifies risk factors and highlights the demographic and socioeconomic drives for falls reduction strategies.

This research identified the most pressing unanswered questions about the prevention, diagnosis and treatment of sight loss and eye conditions.

Boost your knowledge and understanding of this essential tool.

Clinicians should be aware of the impact of eye disease on the person as a whole.

Emerging evidence suggests that about one-third of people with a visual impairment which would benefit from a magnifier have significant depressive symptoms.