Onsite Low Vision Student Course (2 Day)


This 2 day onsite course is designed for

  • Trainee Dispensing Opticians
  • Pre-registration Optometrists.

Onsite at the Partially Sighted Society premises in Doncaster, South Yorkshire.

Testimonial: Alice, Dispensing Student
“I had a great day spending some time with Anita, Gary and the team at PSS. It was an interesting and informative day, and I’ve left with a much greater understanding of the lived experience of someone with low vision. Getting to try out and use the different low vision aids will help me to help future patients with their different needs!”

Lead Clinician: Gary Flack Optometrist with extensive experience in Low Vision.
Lead Rehabilitation Anita Plant with over 25 years experience working people with Sight Loss



Low-Vision Training at The Partially Sighted Society

Our hands-on low vision training days will cover all the competencies for Student Dispensing Opticians and Pre Reg Optometrists

Day 1 – Vision Awareness Training and Introduction to the PSS (Partially Sighted Society)

Start 10.00 a.m. : – Welcome refreshments with a short introduction to the team and services offered by the PSS.

10.30 – 12.45:    Visual Impairment Awareness Training

  • Statistics and demographics of sight loss in the UK.
  • Causes of visual impairment – both the common and uncommon causes of sight loss that present in a low vision service
  • Functional difficulties of various sight impairments – wearing sight loss simulators you will undertake a variety of tasks to gain a greater understanding of the functional difficulties of the effects of sight loss.
  • Sighted Guide– Learn how to safely guide your low vision patient
  • Psychological effects of sight loss and the importance of observation

1.45 – 1.30:        Lunch

1.30 – 4.00:         Optical, technology and non-optical aids and equipment familiarisation


Day 2 –  Practical low vision assessment and dispense of low vision aid led by experienced Low Vision optometrist

9.30 – 3.30          A minimum of 4 visually impaired patients will be available for assessment with an opportunity to dispense a low vision aid

3.30 – 4.30          De-brief, review and discussion

The course will include follow up support via the low vision chat group led by our experienced Low Vision Specialist

Cost: £198.00 (incl VAT)

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Onsite Low Vision Student Course (2 Day)

Additional information

Course Date

Thurs 8th February 2024/ Friday 9th February 2024, Thursday 29th February 2024/Friday 1st March 2024

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