Blindness What do people with vision loss see? Full vision Glaucoma Diabetic retinopathy Macular degeneration Cataract
Aging & Vision Loss Half our Clients are over 79years. Dual Sensory Loss, Diabetes & Chronic disease Need for reading glasses Sensitivity to Glare Takes longer to adjust to light changes. Need for more lighting 2x by 40 years, 3x by 60 years, 4x by 80years. HACC lighting grant-80% of focal lighting needs.
Principles of Rehabilitation Four Key Principles Brighter: Is there enough close light? Bigger: Can the detail be made bigger? Bolder: Is there enough contrast? Other senses: Can I use my other senses?
Referral to Vision Australia? Ask your client – Do you wear glasses? How long is it since you have had you eyes and/or glasses checked? Is it ok if I contact Vision Australia? – gain consent
Referrals Who refers? Self referral / family / friends Optometrists Ophthalmologists GP Other health practitioners You! Note: always with consent from client
Referral Process Ring 1300 84 74 66 Warragul (03) 5623 0100 Email - see back of the large print contact card Send/fax S2S eReferral - 56230130
Re- Referral Needed? Client may have received services in the past – markings, lamps or May be receiving talking books, telelinks BUT Needs review due to change of vision, circumstances, equipment and services available. Once service delivery completed, file closed and need for re-referral for further services.
To contact us 1300 84 74 66 5623 0100 Email - see back of the large print contact card Fax: 5623 0130 www.visionaustralia.org equipment solutions, resources, fact sheets, links to other resources