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Tuesday, 15 January 2013

DoH publishes guidance on registered a vision impairment as a disability



The Department of Health has published information on how to register a vision impairment as a disability.
 
If a person is registered as partially sighted or blind they will be able to access a range of benefits to help them manage their condition and the impact that it may have on their lives.
 
The documents published on Department’s website include a Certificate of Vision Impairment (CVI) form, which formally certifies someone as visually impaired, explanatory notes about the CVI form for consultant ophthalmologists and hospital eye clinic staff to help them manage the completion of the form, and a referral letter which can be used to request social needs assessment from the local council or a designated agency.
 
These documents were previously on an NHS web portal which is no longer in use. 
 
To access the documents or to find out more visit www.dh.gov.uk/health/2013/01/cvi/