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The Low Vision Centre (LVC)

Goal of Service

The LVC’s primary goal is to assist persons with significant vision loss to optimise the use of their remaining vision.

Services Provided

The LVC provides a specialist vision assessment to assist in determining the most appropriate low vision aids that are able to assist people to maintain their independence. Counsellors, optometrists and ophthalmologists provide services through a clinic that occurs three times a week. In the clinic session a counsellor discusses with a person how they are coping with their vision loss before an optometrist assesses their vision and prescribes suitable magnification aids that an individual can trial free of charge, prior to deciding whether to purchase them. Finally an ophthalmologist briefly examines the person and answers any questions they may have about their eye condition.

A large range of daily living aids such as talking clocks, talking watches, liquid level finders and UV shields are also available for purchase. (Please note magnifiers can only be prescribed by an optometrist and are not sold over the counter. All other products can be purchased without an appointment being necessary).

Location

Ground Floor, Knapman House, 230 Pirie Street, Adelaide.

Opening Hours

The Low Vision Centre is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.00pm

Eligibility

Any person who has a significant vision loss and is referred by an eye care professional. However, if treatment is occurring for an eye condition it is recommended to wait until this has finished before seeking a referral to the LVC.

Referrals

A referral from an ophthalmologist or optometrist is required before a person can attend a low vision clinic session.

Regular clinic days are on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays.

For more information please contact the LVC on 8417 5599.

See also:
Peer Support Program
Low Vision Awareness Sessions
Low Vision Product Catalogue - Shop Online
Vision Information