Low Vision Clinic
Visibility Scotland Queen’s Crescent office has now become the temporary home to some of NHS Greater Glasgow and Clyde, NHSGGC Low Vision Clinics. Scottish War Blinded, Hawkhead Centre is also facilitating this service. Visibility Scotland and the NHSGGC have a history of collaborative vision services, offering support from clinical to community. NHSGGC are offering patients on current NHS low vision waiting lists the option between a hospital or an appointment at a alternative local venue during Covid-19, the local venues provide large waiting rooms with a smaller number of overall attending patients.
The Low Vision Clinic operating from Visibility Scotland will run all day on a Tuesday, Friday and a Wednesday afternoon and SWB Hawkhead Centre on Monday afternoon (fortnightly) and every Wednesday morning. Visibility Scotland will offer all patient’s attending these clinics the opportunity to meet with a trained member of our Patient Support Team. Visibility Scotland’s Patient Support Services can provides a range of support:
• Advice and information on local and national services
• Referrals to appropriate services
• Demonstration with the option to purchase- assistive aids and equipment, from a liquid level indicator or LED light to a digital magnifier
• Basic technology support and app recommendation
• Support to explore holistic strategies to aid reading and navigation
• Neurological sight loss
The Low Vision Service is a NHS service and appointments and support from this service are provided to people who have been referred directly to the Eye Department by their G.P. or Optometrist due to the sight difficulties they are experiencing. For more information on the Low Vision Clinics email our referral team or call us on 0141 332 4632.