Helping others to see better and live better is at the heart of everything we do.
We know that better sight can enhance a person’s quality of life and a regular sight test is the starting place to help make this a reality.
We also know that at least half of all sight loss is avoidable, so there’s a real need to help people live richer lives.
For most of us, a quick visit to the local optician is all it takes.
However, it’s not as simple to visit the high street for those who require extra care.
That’s where Visioncall is able to help.
What difference can better sight make?
When a person can see better, they can live better.
Better sight can enable a person to look at photos of their loved ones, watch the TV or simply see their dinner.
It’s the things we take for granted that can help someone with poor vision lead a richer life.
Better sight can enable someone to engage in the world around them, and help an individual to maintain their independence.
Correcting the sight of someone with poor vision can help them to avoid bumps and reduce their risk of falls.
How can Visioncall help your residents?
Our experienced opticians will visit your residence – you can tell it’s us by our uniform and ID cards!
We also request a private space to ensure we maintain a person’s dignity and privacy.
In addition, our person-centred approach helps us select an appropriate testing method and informs a bespoke eye care recommendation.
Engaging appropriately with the individual, we identify a person’s lifestyle and activities that they can’t do anymore due to poor sight.
All of our opticians are dementia-trained to support non-communicative individuals objectively to help them to see better and live better.
If this conversation isn’t possible, our team will speak with the staff in charge of a particular person’s care.
Whether or not a person can communicate doesn’t determine whether or not they can benefit from better vision.
So we use an objective testing method which involves as little distress and probing as possible.
Subjective testing isn’t suitable for everyone, but we can reach the same outcome of better sight using either method.
However, to achieve better sight, it’s important to engage with our eye care solution from start to end.
This is because we work together with our partners to facilitate and support daily eye care, from a sight test to care planning and adaptation.
Stay posted to find out what part you can play to help your residents to see better and live better.