Being told that you have a visual impairment can be devastating. Losing your sight is a very real bereavement.
We run a Sight Advisory Desk at the Oxford Eye Hospital within the outpatients department, where we are perfectly placed to provide on-the-spot help and advice.
From our offices we also run a telephone based counselling and emotional support scheme to help people come to terms with their visual impairment.
The service is provided by OAB’s Senior Sight Advisor, Judith Wood. Judith is a qualified counsellor and nurse who’s own experience of visual impairment is one of the many things that help her to empathise with her clients.
A face-to-face version of this service is now available in the Campoli Centre at Bradbury Lodge where both the person with a visual impairment and their carer can be seen in privacy.
If you would like to see our qualified counsellor, please telephone for an appointment on 01865 725595.