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					             Waltham Forest Low Vision Forum
              Sight Awareness Information Day
              Saturday 11 June – 11 am to 3 pm
                 Disability Resource Centre
           1a Warner Road, Walthamstow E17 7DY

Aim

The aim of this exhibition is to provide useful and interesting
information to:
    Visually impaired people
    Parents or carers of a visually impaired person
    People experiencing the early stages of sight loss
    People with a general interest in eye health care
    Those working in the field of visual impairment.

Equipment

Come along to learn about a range of daily living, technical,
communication and mobility equipment that is suitable for visually
impaired people. And, if you are visually impaired, why not bring your
favourite piece of equipment to show to others? Unfortunately, we
cannot insure against loss of, or damage to, any equipment, but there
will be room at the exhibition to demonstrate items that individuals find
really useful.

Services

Come along to find out what statutory and voluntary services are
available in the borough, learn about benefits and entitlements, how
the sight loss referral process works, advice on how to keep your eyes
healthy and what actions you may be able to take to slow down the
development of sight loss if this has already started to affect you.
Exhibitors

As well as the Low Vision forum, the list of exhibitors, which is still
increasing, currently includes:
    Waltham Forest Social Services Sensory Team
    Waltham Forest Talking Newspaper
    The Waltham Forest Blind Association
    Joseph Clarke School and Educational Service for the Visually
     Impaired
    Various representatives from Whipps Cross Hospital, including
     the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer at the Eye Treatment Centre
    Redbridge and Waltham Forest Optometrists
    Humanware
    Optelec
    Valleys WordWorks
    An audio description expert.

We are delighted that the Waltham Forest Mayor will be present to
open the event. Light refreshments, tea, cakes, etc, will be on sale
and there will be various give aways too.

Further information

To learn more about the Sight Awareness Information Day, or to
advise that you will be bringing along a piece of personal equipment to
demonstrate, please contact the Low Vision Forum’s Development
Worker, Roger Clifton, by telephone on 07572 359 349, via Email at
wflvf@disaction.org.uk, or by visiting the Website
www.disabilityactionwf.org.uk/lowvision.

The Sight Information Awareness Day is being organised by the
Waltham Forest Low Vision Forum, is sponsored by the Redbridge
and Waltham Forest Local Optometric Committee and is part of
National Eye Health Week.

				
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