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Partially-Sighted Persons

Volume 978: debated on Monday 11 February 1980

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asked the Secretary of State for Scotland what facilities, if any, each area health board in Scotland is providing to assist the partially-sighted to use that sight which they have with the assistance of low vision aids; and what consideration his Department is giving to the potential use and availability of auxiliary magnifiers and other low vision aids as a means of assisting partially-sighted people to become more self-reliant.

The provision of low visual aids for the partially-sighted is concentrated at the four low visual aid clinics in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow, but a limited range of services is also provided in Paisley and Ayr. It is for the consultants concerned to decide which visual aids would best assist partially-sighted people to become more self-reliant, and for the health board to supply these.