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Low Vision Service Wales

If you already have a vision impairment or low vision, or are registered as either sight impaired or severely sight impaired, then as part of the Low Vision Service Wales a specially trained and accredited optometrist can help you make the best use of the sight you have with a comprehensive Low Vision Assessment.

Where can I get a Low Vision Assessment?

Easy - from A1 Eyewear. Simply get in touch and drop into our shop on Charles Street in Wrexham.

Once you’ve contacted us, we’ll offer you an hour-long appointment, designed for you and our Low Vision optician to discuss your eyesight condition and the difficulties this may present in your day-to-day life. 

A1 Eyewear’s Low Vision optician will then talk to you about what you would most like help with, such as reading, paying bills, watching television, completing school work or even working on hobbies.

Our practitioner may then get you to try out a number of different aids such as handheld or stand magnifiers, typoscopes, task lights, electronic magnifiers, shields and/or reading stands specific to your requirements.

You will decide which, if any, low vision aids may best help you and how to use them to best effect. These will then be ordered free of charge for you to take home on loan for as long as you may need them.

What happens next?

Depending on your particular condition, your eyesight and the tasks that you wish to carry out in day-to-day life may change over time. The Welsh Government provide funding for each low vision patient to have one full free assessment every year, to ensure that you can make the most of your eyesight.

Find out more about the Low Vision Service Wales and best practice for your eye care by getting in touch with our team.