If you're concerned, please contact your health board for advice or get in touch with the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
(ECLO) based in your local eye clinic.
The awareness event, presented by a consultant ophthalmologist and eye clinic liaison officer
, takes place on April 27 at the South Tees Institute for Learning, Research and Innovation, James Cook University Hospital, between 1pm and 4pm.
German Shepherd Tim has taken up his role at Russells Hall Hospital to help Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
Sue Thomas, who is registered blind, in her day-to-day work.
Alice Elliott, an eye clinic liaison officer
, has been shortlisted for 'Support and Community Rehabilitation Professional of the Year' at the Macular Society's Awards for Excellence.
Chi Onwurah visited the Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
(ECLO) at Newcastle's Royal Victoria Infirmary.
Sally Bayliss works as an RNIB eye clinic liaison officer
and is based at Newcastle's Royal Victorian Infirmary.
Eye clinic liaison officer
Chris Reddington gives emotional and practical support to those losing their sight
Angela Bedingfield, an eye clinic liaison officer
at the local James Cook University Hospital, will be in attendance to provide information on sight loss support services.
"We believe that RNIB has a role, and what we want to see is a sight-loss adviser--an eye clinic liaison officer
(ECLO)--in every hospital setting.
The events will also feature a free old-for-new slipper exchange scheme (while stocks last), free blood pressure tests and advice from professionals including an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
, Falls Practitioner Nurse, Sight Kirklees Independent Enabling Services (SKIES), Age UK, Carers Count, and the Kirklees Visual ImpairV -ment Network.
Established by Action for Blind People (Action), the initiative comes after recent research which reported that 90% of visually impaired people questioned said that they would have benefited from information from an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer
(ECLO) before being diagnosed with sight loss.
The call comes following a survey which revealed that 90% of visually impaired people believe they would have benefited from the support of an eye clinic liaison officer
(ECLO) before they were diagnosed.