Special Needs
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Wheelchair users

There is parking directly next to the door of the practice, and we now have a portable wooden ramp suitable for all weights of wheelchairs which allows access up the six inches to practice floor level.   We are making inquiries about a permanent ramped pavement outside and will keep you informed.  Staff will be more than happy to help you and you can let them know of any special requirements when you make your appointment.

The waiting area has ample space for wheelchairs, and there is a ramp through to the rear consulting room.

 

Low Vision Aids

We stock low vision aids such as a wide selection of hand-held and free standing magnifiers.   We also stock large print crosswords and playing cards.

There is further information about low vision on the RNIB website.

 

Dyslexia

A particular interest at our practice is the challenge of helping people with dyslexia. There are a range of colour overlays and other tests to try to help children or adults with dyslexia.  Ask when making your appointment for an assessment.

 

Patients with Learning Difficulties or other challenges

We welcome anyone at this practice with special needs, and there is ample space in the consulting for patients to be accompanied by relatives or key workers during the eye examination.

 

Domiciliary Visits

We carry out eye examinations for people who are housebound or in long term hospital care.  Visits are also made to residential and nursing homes, where you should ask the duty matron to make you an appointment.

Such visits are normally carried out on alternate Mondays, so you should allow plenty of time for booking an appointment.