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Part of our Wellness for Independence Programs®

Low Vision Wellness

Manage the physical and emotional challenges that come with having low vision.

Benefits

It is a natural part of ageing that your vision can decline but that doesn’t mean you have to stop doing the things you love.

Our Low Vision Wellness program is led by qualified Occupational Therapists and faciliated by Registered Nurses who help you to have any vision concerns assessed and diagnosed as early as possible. We also give you the tips and tools to manage your eye health to ensure you stay active, social and living independently in your home.

Designed for older people who have low vision or may be at risk of developing a vision-impairing eye condition, the program also addresses the emotional challenges you may experience from having low vision.

The Low Vision Wellness program can be customised to suit your needs and everyone who participates in the program will work towards achieving their personalised goals.

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  • Access early diagnosis and treatment for eye conditions.
  • Learn about lifestyle modifications and assistive products to help.
  • Gain confidence to maintain social and community interaction.

Robyn Low Vision Tile

Robyn from Gippsland, VIC was no longer able to do her fine needlework or read books due to her deteriorating vision. Since joining the program, she has recommenced her handicraft, completing a 5D diamond painting cross-stitch and reading books again on her Kindle.

“I have a better quality of life now. I can see better and I feel better!”

About the program

As a Low Vision Wellness program participant you will receive an initial assessment of your vision and eye health and work with our Occupational Therapists and Registered Nurses to set goals to achieve throughout the program. You will have the chance to monitor and celebrate your progress during the program and be assessed again when you complete the program to see how far you’ve come.

The program is delivered once a week across a period of 16 weeks and includes face-to-face, group sessions, individual assessment and self-directed learning.  The group sessions provide a supportive environment for you to learn tips on how to combat low vision challenges and socialise with new friends.

The Low Vision Wellness program is available in a variety of regions across New South Wales, Victoria, Tasmania, Queensland, the Northern Territory and the ACT.

Eligibility criteria*

  • You need to be aged over 65 or over 50 for Aboriginal & Torres Strait Islanders.
  • This program is for those experiencing vision impairment or for those who are at risk of any vision impairment.
  • Some services may be available to people aged under 65.
*Other eligibility criteria may apply Contact us for more info.

How can I pay?

There are several way to access our services and programs, including the funding options outlined below.

Government Funding

Home Care Package, Commonwealth Home Support Program and Department of Veterans Affairs options

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Private Pay

You can choose to pay for our programs and services yourself.

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The support you need

Your needs are different to others and we understand that. Get started now or call us to chat about how we can help you stay living, feeling and being well.

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