N-Vision - Visual Awareness Training
Coming to terms with sight loss is not easy and for many people being told they have a sight problem causes a range of different emotions. There are feelings of panic, anger, frustration, loss of confidence and fear of losing independence. The Low Vision Centre exists to help, support and give information that will increase independence and self-confidence. The Low Vision Centre team works with individuals to enable them to get the help they need by looking at their everyday needs and difficulties. The Low Vision Centre offers: A place where emotional and practical support is given.
Access to benefits advice. Specialist equipment including magnifiers and electronic aids. Formation sessions. Access to audio services. Support groups for those with macular degeneration and those whose sight has been affected by a stroke. There is also an important link with the Eye Clinic at Blackpool Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust through the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO). The ECLO plays a key role, offering support to patients and providing a link between ophthalmic services and N-Vision's range of services. The Centres services are available to anyone with reduced vision including their families and carers and professionals who need further information regarding sight loss
Who to contact
Where to go
N Vision, Princess Alexandra Home, 23
- FY4 1SH
Charges available on request