Powys falls into the middle bracket with regards to numbers of LVSW accredited optometrists and the uptake of the service.
Those practitioners who predominately work in a part-time/'locum' capacity find it more difficult to perform LVAs as activity is sometimes determined by whether the practice that they are working out of provides the LVSW.
Neath Port Talbot in South Wales also falls into the lowest group of LVSW accredited practitioners per over-65 population.
LVSW should consider whether it is more worthwhile accrediting practitioners in practices where the low vision needs are not already met by an optometrist or in a practice where the service does not exist in preference to accrediting those who work out of a practice where a low vision service is already well established
LVSW should continue to promote the service to secondary care, patients and the general public