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 Product Catalogue for DVA Clients_2019.pdf

How do I order Daily Living Aids?

Step 1: You must be a DVA Gold Card or White Card holder

Step 2: Determine which aids you require by either browsing this catalogue or visiting one of RSB’s locations (see below).

Step 3: An order can be placed in one of the following ways:

  • In person at an RSB office
     
  • Knapman House
    230 Pirie St
    Adelaide SA 5000
    ​8:30am – 5:00pm Monday to Friday
     
  • Noarlunga
    58 Dyson Rd
    Noarlunga Downs SA 5168
    8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday
     
  • Smithfield
    27 Anderson Walk
    Smithfield SA 5114
    8:30am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday
     
  • By Phone
    1300 944 306

     
  • By email or fax
    Please note you will first need to complete a Direct Order Form prior to placing the order. A copy is available in the back of the catalogue. This form can be scanned and emailed to intake@rsb.org.au or faxed to (08) 8232 4807.

Step 4
If you are unable to attend the RSB to collect the item(s) they will be posted out to you. The DVA will cover postage costs.

 

How do I order an Optical Aid (magnifiers, lamps and UV shields)?

Step 1: You must be a DVA Gold Card or White Card holder

Step 2: You will first need a Low Vision Assessment (LVA). This can be done by visiting your local Optometrist or Occupational Therapist. A copy of this assessment will need to be emailed to intake@rsb.org.au or faxed to (08) 8232 4807.
Alternatively the RSB can conduct the assessment. To arrange an appointment please call 1300 944 306.

Step 3: The prescribed optical aid will be provided at the completion of the assessment if provided by the RSB (subject to availability), alternatively the item will be posted out to you if the assessment is provided by your local Optometrist or Occupational Therapist.