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Wednesday, 23 January 2013

Special assessment clinic team shortlisted



The Special Assessment Clinic team at Cardiff University has been shortlisted for an award for Clinical Excellence by the National Autistic Society
 
The team, which provides eye care for patients who cannot communicate in the usual way, consists of Andy Millington, Mike George and Maggie Woodhouse (pictured).
 
They work closely with the educational services to provide guidance on visual abilities and needs for children with any form of visual impairment, and the clinic links with the Low Vision Clinic to advise on or supply magnification aids when appropriate.
 
The clinic also operates as a teaching clinic for optometry students at the university as well as a research resource.
 
Mr Millington, who led the application, said: “It is a great honour to have our work recognised by the National Autistic Society. We firmly believe that everyone has the right to enjoy high quality eye care, which will allow them to lead the kind of life that they want for themselves.”