Low Vision Service

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For adult patients who are struggling with daily living due to their vision. The patient does not have to be registered as sight-impaired.

The service offers:

  • a rehab service to help patients with everyday activities
  • a specialised eye-test service for adults with learning difficulties
  • domiciliary service for those who are housebound
  • low-vision assessments or learning disability eye tests carried out in the patient’s home or at the Low Vision Centre.

Eligibility criteria


Camden or Islington residents aged 18+, or those registered with a Camden or Islington GP

  • with a sight problem after correction with standard glasses or contact lens. Patient must have had an eyesight test or a diagnosis for their condition
  • and experiencing difficulties in their normal daily activities as a result of visual impairment (the perception of what constitutes a restriction in a person’s everyday life will vary between individuals; therefore, no strict criteria based on social/clinical impact have been set).


  • under 18s (this is an adult-only service)

How to refer

The following clinicians can refer to this service: GPs

EMIS form

Referral methods: EMIS managed referral

  • Islington: Complete the Low Vision Services Referral Form and email to Low.vision@nhs.net 

Find the form in ISL EMIS under ISL global documents > Ophthalmology  

Editable PDF / Word document Download Form

Referral methods: Email

Complete referral form and include eye test, if available. Please provide patient with copy of patient leaflet (see Downloads).
e: Low.vision@nhs.net

Self-referral available if patient has had a recent eye exam.


Self-referral is available, either email or call

t: 020 7391 2241

e: low.vision@nhs.net

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