- Community Paediatrics
- Joint Functional Vision Clinic
- Low Vision Aid Service
- West Dumbartonshire Council Services
Community PaediatricsAcorn Centre Vale of Leven Hospital Main Street Alexandria G83 0LA
Tel 01389 817429
Service description: Assessment diagnosis and treatment of children with suspected or confirmed disability. For children with VI this will include assessment by a paediatrician, all of whom have some training in visual impairments. Age range: 5 – 19 years old Access to service: Referral from Health or Education Psychology professionals Funding: NHS service – free to children and young people Additional Information: Specialist VI support is available from VI team based at Child Development Centre at Woodsidee Health Centre
Hospital Eye Service in Royal Hospital for Children and all adult hospitals
Opthalmology DepartmentRoyal Hospital for Children - 0141 451 6577 Gartnavel General Hospital - main switchboard 0141 211 3000 Stobhill Hospital - main switchboard 0141 201 3000
Services Description: Includes Ophthalmology (eye doctor), orthoptists (vision testing and eye movement), optometrists (assess the need for glasses). Diagnose and manage all eye conditions in childhood.
Age Range RHC; 0-16 years old Others - All ages
Access to Service: Referral from Health Professionals Funding NHS Service - free to all children and young people.
Low Vision Aid (LVA) ClinicEye Department Gartnavel General Hospital 1053 Great Western Road Glasgow G12 0YN
Main Switchboard 0141 211 3000
Service description: Assessment of need for low vision aids and provision of appropriate aids identified. This includes various types of magnifiers for near vision and aids for distance vision. Age range: All ages Access to service: Referrals from Health professionals and VI Teachers Funding: NHS service – free to children and young people but service does not provide large pieces of equipment e.g. CCTV but advice regarding these may be provided
Tel 01389 878118
Service Description: The aim of the service is to advise parents, support children and help them to achieve their potential in the pre-school, primary and secondary years. The nature and frequency of support varies depending on the needs of the child. Provision of advice to support may take the form of adequate materials, equipment, and adaptation of teaching programmes and style. Advice on the geographical layout and organisation within education (and the home for preschool children) is given. Guidance on the use of specialist equipment e.g. LVA, CCTV, specialist software is given in addition to provision of materials in Braille or Moon if required. Support is given to class teachers in the form of inservice training. Age Range: 0-19yrs Access to Service: Open access Funding: Provided to all West Dunbartonshire residents and those children attending schools run by West Dunbartonshire Council. West Dunbartonshire also funds placements at specialist VI schools/units elsewhere for those pupils where this is deemed necessary.
- Information and advice on visual impairment registration
- Information on benefit entitlement
- Provision of equipment in order to advance independence
- Support and counselling