Low Vision Service, for the people of Canterbury
and Westland regions, enriching lives and enhancing independence.
It has been estimated that 3000 people in our region suffer from visual problems that make daily living difficult. This is more likely to happen as we age.
Activities such as reading, writing and watching television will be considered along with things like lighting and glare.
Because your eye conditions may have changed the way you view tests, the optometrist will explain how to use vision aids effectively.
The Lighthouse Vision Trust works alongside the hospital to provide low vision equipment.
The Trust is proud of displaying one of the most extensive arrays of low vision equipment in New Zealand.
Visual aids range from:
- $35 magnifiers
- $5,000 electronic magnifies (CCTV's)
- A variety of task lights and other low vision aids.