The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB)

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RSB and The DVA

The Royal Society for the Blind (RSB) is a not-for-profit organisation providing services to
Australians who have a severe vision impairment. These services are delivered by a professional,
committed and highly qualified team supported by volunteers, drawn from all age groups and
walks of life.

Blindness or vision impairment can have a severe impact on a person’s lifestyle. The RSB assists
people to overcome their vision impairment and participate independently in the community.
The quality and effectiveness of our services is assessed annually through independent client
surveys. As our results show, we have continued to provide a high level of client satisfaction over
a sustained period of time.

RSB is proud to be one of the approved Department of Veterans’ Affairs (DVA) suppliers for the
Rehabilitation Appliances Program. RSB is also a provider for Optometry services, Allied Health
Services and Library Services for entitled veterans, war widows and widowers who are blind or
have low vision. RSB is an approved provider to deliver services and products to the National
Disability Insurance Scheme, My Aged Care and self-funding clients. As well as supporting
individuals, we work in partnership with health care professionals to support clients who are
blind or have low vision, to lead the lives they choose.

Your can view our catalogue of available products here RSB - DVA Catalogue 2019-2.pdf

How to order

The RSB DVA product range includes a wide selection of optical aids and daily living aids for
people who are blind or vison impaired. This catalogue is split into two sections:

Daily living aids

Daily living aids are devices that enable someone who is blind or vision impaired to complete dayto-
day tasks more easily and efficiently. Examples of daily living aids are talking scales, clocks,
watches and games. Daily living aids can be prescribed by various allied health professionals
which include Optometrists, Orthoptists, Occupational Therapists, Specialists (GP) and Low
Vision Clinic staff.

To order daily living aids a DVA Direct Order Form is required to completed. Using this RSB DVA
catalogue in conjunction with your Direct Order Form by filling out the RAP schedule number,
Product catalogue number, Size, Type and specifications. This can then be emailed to the RSB
sales team at sales@rsb.org.au.

*Items not included under this schedule are UV Shields and magnification aids.

Optical aids

Optical aids are devices that utilise magnifying lenses to help improve visual function. These include
UV shields, lamps with magnifiers, illuminated and non-illuminated magnifiers and telescopic
aids. Optical aids can be prescribed by Ophthalmologists, Optometrists and Orthoptists.

To claim for Optical aids an Optical Service D1223 Voucher is required to be completed.