Within the eye clinics throughout Greater Glasgow and Clyde Visibility Scotland offers a unique service for all patients, families, carers and staff. Established in 2002, it was the first of its kind in Scotland and supports approximately 2,000 people per year who attend the Ophthalmology Department. It is held in high regard by staff and patients alike and is very much an integral part of the eyecare services offered within the Tennent Institute.
What does the service provide?
This service offers a confidential opportunity for people to talk about their sight loss. Emotional and practical support is offered as is information, advice and onward referral to a wide range of support services. Many people welcome the chance to discuss the impact of sight loss in a non clinical environment and find they feel more confident as a result of the knowledge and advice offered. There is also the opportunity to see and try a range of aids and equipment, many of which encourages independence.
How to access the service?
You can self refer to this service or ask any member of the medical team to refer on your behalf. The service is open to patients attending any hospital within NHSGGC. To make a referral please contact the Patient Support Team on 0141 332 4632.
Due to COVID-19 our face to face services have been temporarily suspended but contact and support is still being provided over the phone.
Further help and support
The Patient Support Service is one of many services offered by Visibility Scotland. If you wish to find out more about the services we provide you can visit our website at https://visibilityscotland.org.uk or telephone us on 0141 332 4632. You can self refer in using the telephone number provided or email us on [email protected]
The Patient Support Service is one of many services offered by Visibility. If you wish to find out more about the services we provide you can visit our website at www.visibility.org.uk or telephone us on 0141 332 4632.