The Low Vision Clinic provides a service for people who have permanent visual impairment. These people have reduced vision that cannot be corrected to normal levels by standard spectacles or contact lenses. Our low vision comprehensive rehabilitation assessments are available to UNSW staff, students and the public at no cost to patients during clinical teaching sessions.
- A comprehensive low vision assessment includes the following:
- Taking a careful ocular and medical history
- A discussion of symptoms and assessment your visual requirements
- Assessment of functional vision, including high contrast Visual Acuity, contrast sensitivity, Binocular Vision (the way your eyes work together), and peripheral vision
- Evaluation of ocular health and age-related changes in vision
- The assessment, trial, prescription and training of the appropriate low vision device, magnifier, filter, electronic magnifier, lighting or non-optical aid.
- Referral and Advice on activities of daily living and independent mobility.