Visual Impairment

In Touch With Sight

Newly diagnosed with sight loss?

Meetings over 3 weeks to learn more about your sight loss

Learn about your eye condition

Benefits available, equipment to assist

Meet those who can help 

Meet other people who have a sight loss

 

Friday mornings 10 – 12.30pm

At The See Hear Centre

19a Alexandra Road

Barnstaple 

EX32 8BA

Phone for dates or to book a place

Lyn Steele    01271 376677


Do You ……….

• Spill the tea ?

• Struggle to see the controls on the cooker or the washing machine ?

• Get frustrated using the phone ?

• “Miss” the odd kerb or step ?

• Feel nervous crossing the road ?

• Give up reading the paper after the first page ?

If the answer to any of these is “Yes”, then why not ask at the desk in the Exmoor Unit to see Lyn Steele or John Wade, the hospital ROVI’s ( Rehabilitation Officers for Visual Impairment ). They can help with practical ideas, equipment or advice.

Hospital ROVIs

John Wade                         Lyn Steele

Exmoor Unit, Level 2,
North Devon District Hospital
Ext 3588

Opening Times – Wednesday and Thursday

We are employed by the Devon County Council Sensory Impairment Team.We have been attached to the Optometry Department for many years and are now based in the new Macular Degeneration Clinic in the Exmoor Unit.

Please call us if you have a significant sight problem and feel you may benefit from our service.

We can :
• offer advice on aids and adaptation
• offer advice on organisations & benefits
• arrange for a home visit by a ROVI on discharge from hospital

Lyn Steele
Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment

Social Services, Sensory Team,
19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple,
Devon, EX32 8BA

Tel : 01271 376677
Fax : 01271 859509
E mail : lyn.steele@devon.gov.uk

John Wade
Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment

Social Services, Sensory Team,
19a Alexandra Road, Barnstaple,
Devon, EX32 8BA

Tel : 01271 376677
Fax : 01271 859509
E mail : john.wade@devon.gov.uk

Last updated: September 27, 2011