- Eye health and eye care
- Parents of Children with Vision Impairments
- Friends and Relatives
- Education professionals
- Health professionals
- Architects & Engineers
- Students and Researchers
- Ways you can assist a person with sight loss
- Best practice guides
Summary: If you are working with a person experiencing sight loss, NCBI may have some services that they would find useful. Encourage people to get in touch with NCBI.
Anybody experiencing difficulty with their eyesight, to the point where everyday tasks are becoming harder to carry out, can be referred to NCBI for assessment.
A referral to NCBI will open up access to a wide range of services, including practical advice, emotional support, a low vision service, library service and training for independent living. If in doubt, refer any patient experiencing significant sight loss to NCBI.
How to make a referral
Ask the person if they would like you to make contact with NCBI on their behalf. If the person agrees, a referral is passed on to one of NCBI’s community resource workers, who act as a local resource to the person by providing emotional and practical support. Contact your local NCBI office to make an appointment to meet with a community resource worker.