Free Sight Support Expo coming to Bribie

Published 6:00am 23 July 2022

Free Sight Support Expo coming to Bribie
Words by Nick Crockford

A free Sight Support Expo is being held by Quantum RLV, on Bribie Island next week.

It will help meet the needs of people who are blind or have low vision who have had difficulty holding face-to-face appointments in their homes, Quantum offices or via community events.

Now that conditions have change Quantum RLV is hosting the one-day expo at Bribie Island RSL, 99 Toorbul St, Bongaree on Friday July 29, from 9.30am-12.30pm.

Those who may be affected by macular disease, glaucoma, stroke, blindness, or any condition which affects their vision, as well as those with reading and learning challenges, are welcome.

Family and carers are also very welcome, as are health care professionals and their clients.

Test technology

“Low vision is a term used to describe a reduced quality of vision experienced by an individual, where spectacles and contact lenses are no longer enough,” says Low Vision Consultant Nick Powell.

“Although low vision is an everyday term, the reality is that every individual is unique and needs a tailored solution to help them retain their independence and function well in their everyday life.”

On the day of the Expo, there will be an opportunity to discuss individuals’ specific low vision issues and understand what assistive technology is available with an opportunity to road test equipment.

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