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Vision impairment

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Vision impairment

An overview of vision impairment, with signs, symptoms, diagnosis and how your child might be affected by low vision, vision loss, blindness or visual problems.

Read more on Raising Children Network website

Parenting and Child Health - Health Topics - Vision impairment

Vision impairment is a condition that prevents normal vision in one or both eyes. There are different degrees of vision impairment from mild loss to total blindness (no reaction to light).

Read more on Women's and Children's Health Network website

Vision impairment & blindness: children | Raising Children Network

Find out about symptoms and diagnosis of vision impairment, and how children can be affected by low vision, vision loss, blindness or visual problems.

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Blindness | Raising Children Network

A guide to dealing with vision impairment in young children.

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FAQ about owning a seeing eye dog

Seeing Eye Dogs enable Australians with a vision impairment to retain their independence and mobility

Read more on Vision Australia website

Vision loss - living with a guide dog

Guide dogs are specially bred and trained to enable people who are blind or vision impaired to regain their independence. However, some people who would benefit from using a guide dog shy away from the idea because they (or their family members) can’t imagine what it would be like to live with a guide dog.

Read more on Better Health Channel website

Communicating effectively with people who are blind

When speaking with a person who is blind or has low vision, be yourself and act naturally

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Deafblindness: Information for families, carers and health professionals

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Caring for patients who are blind or have low vision

People who are blind or have low vision have special needs for interpreting their environment. By following simple guidelines you can help make their hospital stay as easy and as comfortable as possible.

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Key facts Vision loss and blindness Eye health workforce portal Other health conditions Australian Indigenous HealthInfoNet

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