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Sight Loss charity launches new virtual 'ask the expert' advice

People living with sight loss across Dumfries & Galloway will be able to get clinical advice from a dispensing optician or optometrist to help manage their eye conditions during lockdown, thanks to the launch of a new digital service.

Visibility Scotland, one of Scotland's leading sight loss charities, is working in partnership with Optometry Scotland to implement its new "Ask The Expert" service across Scotland, offering people living with visual impairments access to community optometrists and dispensing opticians over a number of virtual and digital platforms including conference calls, video chats and group text messaging.

The new project is designed to give people vital access to support and advice from eyecare professionals at a time when people are trying to manage their eye conditions at home and may have some concerns.  These sessions will not replace patients' routine appointments but will provide extra advice on eye health and on managing eye conditions plus give reassurance to people living with sight loss during this difficult lockdown period.

For more information, or to register your interest in taking part in one of the upcoming consultations, please contact Visibility Scotland on 0141 332 4632 or email