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.
Once you have been assessed by the Low Vision Clinic at the hospital, you can access equipment at the following places:
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.
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.
From your answer you have indicated that you have difficulty pouring drinks due to your sight loss. You may benefit from a visual impairment assessment, which you can access via the Single Point of Access team at Rotherham Council.
For more information, please get in touch by using the details below.
Website: Rotherham Council
Phone: 01709 822330
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