Services for people with sight loss

We provide a number of services for people with sight loss including:

  • A specialist assessment of your sight loss needs
  • Daily living skills training
  • Provision of equipment where you meet the local authority criteria
  • Mobility training

Our trained staff are able to demonstrate and give advice on a variety of daily living aids, lamps, magnifiers and other specialist equipment.

If you are a patient at Milton Keynes Hospital Eye Clinic, there is support available there on Wednesday afternoons and Friday mornings from our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer (ECLO). Her role is to support people newly diagnosed with a sight loss by providing information about their eye condition and also guiding them through the registration process where appropriate.

 

Try our specialist equipment

We have a range of equipment at the Resource Centre available for you to test and try to see if it may be able to help you.

We run a drop in session on the 4th Friday of every month from 10:00am until 3:00pm.

Examples of specialist equipment

  • Amplified telephones
  • Alerting equipment – for example, doorbells and smoke alarms
  • Personal and TV loop listeners
  • Writing aids and specialist kitchen equipment for people with sight loss
  • Alerting/accessible clocks
  • Specialist lighting and UV shields

We run a drop in session on the 4th Friday of every month from 10:00am until 3:00pm.

Alternatively, you can make an appointment to visit the Resource Centre at a different time. Please contact us to make an appointment.

Visual Impairment Support Groups

We are able to provide details and information about groups and activities in Milton Keynes for people with sight loss. Please contact our SARC team via telephone on 01908 401135, SMS to 07803 452617 or email sarcmk@bid.org.uk

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