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There are number of local opticians who provide a mobile service for people unable to access a high street opticians. To find further information about whether you would be eligible, please click here. Specsavers also provide free home visits and can be contacted on 0800 1981132.
For a full list of optometrists, please visit NHS choices and search in your area.
Once you have been assessed by the Low Vision Clinic at the hospital, you can access equipment at the following places:
We recommend that you contact the Rotherham Low Vision Clinic if you have previously been assessed there, as they can provide magnifiers on loan free of charge.
Alternatively, magnifiers can be purchased locally at the Sheffield Royal Society for the Blind on 0114 2722 757, or the Partially Sighted Society in Doncaster on 01302 965195.
The British Wireless for the Blind Fund exist to help and improve the daily lives of visual impaired people who are unable to afford specially adapted radio. They do this by providing the equipment on loan for free. For more information, please visit their website by following the link here.
Alternatively, for a list of libraries which provide talking books, please click here.
Being able to use computers, mobile phones and other gadgets for work, leisure and keeping in contact are key tools for blind and partially sighted people. Please follow the link below to see how the RNIB can support you. Visit: www.rnib.org.uk/information-everyday-living/using-technology We've gathered lots of information and point to you many more resources you can use to learn about and keep up to date with technology. eBooks are a big topic in technology, and are covered in the Reading section of our website. TECHNOLOGY FOR LIFE - Listen to blind and partially sighted people of all ages explain how technology has made their lives easier - Watch with subtitles on YouTube. STAY IN THE KNOW: Sign up for 'Switch On' our free quarterly e-newsletter with information and advice for making the most of everyday technology. We'll also let you know about products that have been designed with blind and partially sighted people in mind available from the high street and specialists. You'll also find technology news, reviews and events in our TechKnowMore blog. The TechKnowMore blog also features our Website of the Month and App of the Month. www.rnib.org.uk
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