Most of the common eye conditions are age and/or health related, and with an ageing population in the UK, contact with people with impaired vision is likely to increase over the next few years.
The number of people living with sight loss is increasing each year, and is set to double by 2050 according to 'The Future Sight Loss UK 1' published by RNIB in 2009.
Course Leader: Robert Avery
Length of course: One day study day
Level and credit: Study Day
(NB It is possible to gain credits, up to to 30 credits at Level 3, towards further study by taking the Post Registration Practice Module alongside any study day.
This course will provide an understanding of the physical impact of impaired vision and the potential support strategies that may be implemented to facilitate independence.
Using a blend of interactive lectures and practical activities, students will have the opportunity to appreciated the practical difficulties that people with impaired vision encounter and how these can be improved.
Why should I attend?
You will gain a clear understanding of the impact of vision impairement and the services that are available to support people who are affected.
This will enable you to provide a more holistic assessment of patient/service user needs.
What will I learn?
You will learn about the function of seeing and the different types of sight loss that occur.
Sighted guiding skills will be taught to enable you to provide practical support, along with the opportunity to explore appropriate communication strategies.
Additionally you will gain an understanding of the roles of specialist staff working in this field to facilitate effective referrals.
Who should attend?
Health professionals, including Occupational Therapists, Physiotherapists, Social Workers, and assistants working within the health and social care sector.
Course leader biography:
Robert Avery has been working in the field of vision impairment since 1983. In 1990 he was one of the first Rehabilitation Workers to qualify in Scotland and worked in this role until moving into training specialist Rehabilitation Workers for Guide Dogs in 1996.
Robert moved to York St John University in 2007 to continue his work and has been involved in various national projects to raise the profile of vision impairment amongst policy makers across all four countries in the UK.
If you have any queries about this or any of our other dates please contact us.
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When & Where
Faculty of Health & Life Sciences CPD
This invitation comes from the Faculty of Health & Life Sciences at York St John University.