Low Vision Assessments at Clive Williams Opticians
Our optometrists have undergone further training to be part of the Low Vision Service Wales scheme. If you already have a vision impairment or low vision (i.e. not being able to see as good as other people, when wearing glasses or contact lenses), or are registered as sight impaired or severely sight impaired our optometrists can provide a specialist assessment.
The assessment is designed for us to be able to discuss your eye condition in depth and the difficulties this may be causing. We usually then get you to try out a number of different low vision aids such as handheld or stand magnifiers, typoscopes, task lights, electronic magnifiers, shields and reading stands, specific to your requirements. After this, we can decide which low vision aids may best help you and how to use them to best effect, and aids will then be ordered free of charge for you to take home to keep for as long as you may need them.Please visit the Eye Care Wales website for more information.
After your assessment, we might be able to supply low vision aids, free of charge. We will also be able to put you in touch with other people and services that may be helpful such as rehabilitation officers, voluntary organisations, falls clinics or to your GP.
We know that things change, and that's why we recommend an assessment every year to make sure you are making the most of your eyesight and that you have the most up-to-date equipment.