Sensory- Vision Loss

What is a sensory impairment?
Is when one of your senses is no longer normal
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How many people in the UK live with sight loss?
2 million
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How many people are registered blind or partially sighted?
360,000
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Where are people with poor people usually referred?
To a low-vision clinic, which is often located with a hospital
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What do these clinics help individuals to do?
To come to terms with their diagnosis+understand their condition.
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What do they give advice on?
Things such as, lighting, and vision aids and advice on the support that is available to them
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What does an eye clinic liaison officer help to support?
People with vision loss in sight clinics
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What is a community alarm?
An alarm that an individual wears and they can press this alarm button that will alert a friend or carer
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What is a big button telephone?
Individuals with sight loss are reminded to have regular sight tests with their optometrist to check for any further changes to their eyesight
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