- LIVING WITH LOW VISION
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Low Vision Centre
The RSB runs a Low Vision Clinic to assist persons with vision loss to optimise the use of their remaining vision.
The LVC provides a specialist vision assessment to assist in determining the most appropriate support to assist you to maintain your independence. In a friendly clinic setting a counsellor can have a chat about what is challenging for you and what you would like to achieve. An optometrist will assess your vision and prescribes suitable magnification aids that you can trial free of charge, prior to deciding whether to purchase them. Finally an ophthalmologist (SA only) briefly examines you and answers any questions you may have about your eye condition.
A large range of daily living aids such as talking clocks, talking watches, liquid level finders and UV shields are also available for purchase. All products can be purchased without an appointment being necessary, or can be purchased online at the RSB shop. You will also have the opportunity to talk to staff and look at a variety of adaptive technology options and you may be referred for other RSB services and support.
You are able to attend the clinic if your vision is stopping you from doing everyday tasks and can’t be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, surgery or medical treatment. The RSB likes to have a recent eye report from your Optometrists, Ophthalmologists or GP to attend a clinic and RSB staff can help to arrange for this information to be forwarded.
There is no cost to attend the clinic and an interpreter and volunteer transport is available and can be arranged if needed.
RSB Knapman House
230 Pirie Street
Adelaide SA 5000
Ph: (08) 8417 5599
Opening hours: Monday - Friday from 8:30am - 5:00pm
Adjacent Car Park 13, Sturt Drive
Bedford Park SA 5042
Ph: (08) 8417 5599
Opening hours: Appointments available upon request
Hunter Region, NSW
Suite 2, 47 Bolton Street
Newcastle NSW 2300
Ph: (02) 4088 4200
Opening hours: Open Wednesdays from 8:30am - 5:00pm