Life Beyond Visual Impairment shows professionals, people living with visual impairment and the general public that life still goes on even though you can’t see so well anymore. Find out more atwww.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com
Our Seeing Beyond the Eyes Resource Pack lets eyecare professionals and support staff know where to refer patients or service users with visual impairments for local and national support. Download your free copy at https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/seeing-beyond-the-eyes/
The Primary aims of the project are: 1. To increase referrals from optometrists and opticians to local and national sight loss organisations. 2. To increase accessibility and inclusivity across all eye care services for people with or at risk of sight loss. 3. To increase optical sector awareness of local and national support services and corresponding referral pathways for people with or at risk of sight loss. The project is delivered by Visualise founder Daniel Williams (Man on a mission with low vision), Peter Black of Orbita Black Ltd (Former President of The Association of British Dispensing Opticians – ABDO) and Jayshree Vasani, dispensing optician and sub-regional lead for ABDO. It aims to forge stronger connections between the sight loss and optical sectors for the benefit of the two million people living with sight loss in the UK, a number that is expected to double over the next 30 years (RNIB estimate). Our CET (Continuing Education and Training) roadshow targeting optometrists, dispensing and contact lens opticians was launched in May 2018 to raise awareness of the difficulties faced by patients who are diagnosed with irreversible sight loss. Find out more at https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/seeing-beyond-the-eyes/
Dining in the dark - an exercise in raising awareness of vision impairment. Find out more here https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/dining-dark-2015-press-release/ and for visual impairment awareness training, please use this link: https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/training/visual-impairment-awareness-training/
SHOW LESSFor people with a visual impairment, trips to the eye clinic can be far from a comfortable experience. This video looks at the challenges they face and recommends solutions to eyecare professionals. Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy, asked patients what they think eyecare professionals could do better for patients with sight loss to enhance their experience. Daniel has collated all the replies below to give the true voice of low vision patients sharing their thoughts, experiences and feelings. See what they had to say at https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/low-vision-patient-feedback/
Emma and Alan share their experiences of visiting their opticians in the UK and believe that their cinema provides more support than their opticians. Emma believes that there is a true lack of appropriate training that is given to opticians to empower them to support patients with sight loss.
Emma and Alan share there experience of dating. Emma talks about how Alan's blindness has never got in the way of there relationship and how this has been one of her best relationships ever.
Daniel Williams, Jayshree Vasani and Peter Black launch the first ever seeing beyond the eyes project, bringing together eye care and sight loss professionals to encourage better working partnerships in order for low vision patients to recieve the service they deserve.
Oh no not another trip to the eye clinic from the patient perspective of visiting an eye clinic in the UK. The patient explores how they feel accessing the services when they have a visual impairment.
This podcast with Daniel Williams, Founder of Visualise Training and Consultancy discusses how clinical staff can easily refer patients with visual impairments to support services following their suspected diagnosis. No patient should leave an optician or eye clinic without a referral for non medical support. You can find the resource pack discussed here; https://www.visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/seeing-beyond-the-eyes/