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Sight Loss Champion e-learning

Our Sight Loss Champion course is designed for eyecare and healthcare clinical and non-clinical professionals and staff working with patients living with sight loss.

Every day, 250 people in the UK start to lose their sight and every 6 minutes someone is told they’re going blind. So it is vital you have the skills and knowledge to support your patients along their sight loss journey. 

Why should I take this course?

There are currently two million people in the UK living with sight loss and this is estimated to increase to 2.7 million by 2030 and 4 million by 2050, so visual impairment awareness training is now more important than ever.

Sight loss is indiscriminate in that it can affect anyone at any stage in their life and the signs are not always obvious.

We’ll focus on empathy and engagement as a means of raising awareness and channelling positive change for people living with visual impairment, while developing attitudes towards, and opportunities for, people with sight loss.

Why choose Visualise’s online course?

Our course has been designed by professional trainers who have lived experiences of visual impairment meaning you will get real insights into living with sight loss.

Here’s what some of our learners had to say…

“Really enjoyed it and I’ve understood more about visual impairment than any other course. In fact my son watched the videos with me and was intrigued. Absolutely agree this should be implemented in all practices.”

“I now have so much more empathy towards people with visual impairments and shall take a different approach when serving patients who are partially sighted. For instance when sitting patients, going through doorways and how to accompany patients without patronising unintentionally.”

“Really has opened my eyes. My bother-in-law has RP so this topic was close to my heart.”

“A very informative course. My mother has lost her sight and I wished I had known some of the information that was in the course several years ago. I will pass on what I have learned to assist others.”

“This course is fabulous and having met Dan on several occasions I can happily say that I have experienced his passion and drive for ensuring all eye care professionals and staff are aware of the help they can give to those with SSI and SI in their community.“

” Having previously worked as an ophthalmic theatre nurse in a dedicated clinic, the course was a great refresher”

Common questions about visual impairment, sight loss or blindness

Lady with white cane asking for directions and being told, incorrectly,  to go 'over there'
  • How do I support a patient with a visual impairment?
  • How do different patients see the world?
  • Is visual language such as “see you later” offensive?
  • How do blind people access a computer and what jobs can they do?
  • How do I guide someone with sight loss?
  • How can I ensure my clinic or practice is accessible for people with sight loss?
  • How do I communicate with patients who have a visual impairment?

Course content

  • Eye conditions and their effects
  • Understanding the emotional impact of sight loss
  • Sighted guide training – how to safely guide patients
  • Effective communication and appropriate language
  • The Equality Act 2010 and reasonable adjustments
  • How assistive technology can empower a person with a visual impairment

How long will the course take?

On average, our learners take between 1 and 2 hours to complete the course.

Will I receive a certificate?

When you’ve read the content and answered all the questions, you can download a personalised certificate confirming that you’ve completed the course.

Cost

£30 per learner

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If you have any questions, simply email us at info@visualisetrainingandconsultancy.co.uk or give us a call on 07472305268