Sight Loss Awareness

This E-module (3 CPD points) covers sight loss awareness and is intended for optometrists and dispensing opticians in primary care as well as all practice staff, commissioners and anyone involved in supporting people with sight loss.

To access the course please email your request to:


The Sight Loss Awareness Module contents are:


Part 1 – Understanding Sight Loss


  • Certification and registration
  • Types of Sight loss
  • How I see
  • Charles Bonnet Syndrome
  • Eye conditions – Understanding Glaucoma, retinal dystrophies, cataracts, AMD, diabetic retinopathy
  • Attitudes and Assumptions
  • Communicating with people with sight loss


Part 2 – Services and Support


  • Emotional support
  • ECLO and sight loss advice
  • Employment advice
  • Legal
  • Eye health info
  • Children and Young People
  • Reading, resources and leisure
  • Low Vision
  • Tech Services
  • Rehabilitation services
  • Mobility
  • Adaptations (bigger, brighter, bolder, audio, tactile etc


Part 3 – Low Vision


  • Low Vision Assessment
  • Assistive technology

For additional information contact:

Jacqueline Price
Partnerships & Development Manager (East Midlands & East of England)
RNIB (Royal National Institute of Blind People)

M: 07702 339260