CAPE TOWN, SOUTH AFRICA

ESTABLISHED IN 1998

+27 21 531 5311 | +27 82 053 3731
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY

You’re clearly not blind but you can’t see clearly

What IS LOW-VISION

Low vision is vision loss that cannot be corrected with spectacles,

contact lenses or surgery

It is not blindness, as limited sight remains. Low vision can include blind spots, loss of central or peripheral vision, poor night vision and blurred vision. Common causes are age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma and diabetes, detached retinas, trauma and genetic eye conditions.

WHAT WE OFFER

We offer a functional assessment carried out by Occupational Therapists to establish the impact of low vision on the whole person, and look for possible solutions

We see clients of all ages at our low vision service

Coping with low vision is more than just using a magnifier

Our service also offers the following:

Information about various eye conditions

Information about lighting and glare protection

UV glare protection glasses

Low vision assistive devices

Magnifiers handheld and electronic

Low vision computer software/solutions

Introduction to coping with skills of daily living

Basic mobility training

Ongoing assistance in our network of monthly support groups

Information about /referral to other low vision service providers in the community

COTTAGES

Our desire is that the Low Vision Service be accessible to all people who require low vision assistance, regardless of their age

or means

RESOURCE CENTRE

(by appointment only)

We  stock or are able to source most of the following items:

  • UV glare protection glasses
  • Magnifying lamp
  • Hand held magnifiers
  • Electronic magnifiers
  • Magnification screen reading software
  • Large print computer keyboard
  • Large print keyboard stickers
  • Symbol canes
  • Long canes
  • Low vision badges
  • 20/20 black pens
    • Bold lined paper
    • Writing frames
    • Signature guide
    • Money stick
    • Bump dots and locator dots
    • Audio Bibles
    • Large print playing cards
    • Talking watches and clocks
    • Talking calculators
    • Talking kitchen scales
    • Liquid level indicators

FUNDING

The Low Vision Service is funded by the Helen Keller Society and the generosity of donations from the public

Although we do not charge for our services, clients are encouraged to make a donation to the service if they are able to

When funds are available we try to assist disadvantaged clients in the acquisition of necessary low vision aids and magnifiers

CONTACT US

Elspeth Campbell

Bev Richardson

Claire Dudley

OFFICE HOURS

Monday and Wednesday:

09h00 – 17h00

Friday:

09h00 – 13h00

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Call Us

Mobile Number

Please leave us a message if we are not available to take your call. We will revert to you as soon as possible.

ADDRESS

Low Vision Service of the Helen Keller Society
2A Links Drive
Pinelands 7405
Cape Town
South Africa

Private Bag X25
Howard Place
7450