“I have taken away a new-found interest in low vision” – Association of Optometrists

Ramona Amendra, optometry student at City, University of London, on a visit to the RNIB
Ramona Amendra
12 September 2022
The statistics around low vision will forever surprise me. I think there is a massive gap in public understanding of the sheer prevalence of sight impairment within the UK
Dr Louise Gow, specialist lead for eye health at the RNIB: “Any good low vision service needs to treat the patient holistically and be able to refer them to other services and support that can be available. These placements are an opportunity for students to talk to patients and also to become more familiar with the broader range of services which are available from RNIB and other charities.”

Conversations between Dr Louise Gow, specialist lead for eye health at the RNIB, and Dr Ahalya Subramanian, visual impairment module lead and associate professor at City, University of London led to a partnership through which third year students are offered the opportunity to attend the low vision clinic and resource centre. Read more about shadowing the clinic and the partnership through Camille’s story on OT.
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