What will happen at the appointment?
The low vision assessment usually takes about an hour. It is carried out by an optometrist and may include:
- refraction to determine an up-to-date spectacle prescription
- assessment for optical low vision aids for near and distance
- the loan of low vision aids
- advice on other services
Where is the service provided?
The clinic is held at the ophthalmology department, North Devon District Hospital, Barnstaple.
What to bring
- any current spectacles
- low vision aids
- samples of any tasks your child may want help with
If you have any questions, please contact the optometry department on