Adjusting to life with eye disease and vision loss can be tough. You often have many questions and concerns which bother you in between appointments with your specialist. You may also find that vision loss impacts your day-to-day life but are unsure about whether to ask for help, and where to go to with your questions.
Save Sight Institute understands the many ways in which life can be disrupted because of eye disease, and has partnered with the Walter and Eliza Hall Trusts to introduce an innovative new Care Coordination Programme which will help join the dots for people in the community who need some guidance adjusting to life with vision loss.
Available to anyone in NSW or the ACT with a diagnosed eye condition, this programme will focus on helping people understand their condition, and the potential implications of not complying with treatment regimes, as well as linking people to relevant support services in a timely manner, including
The Care Coordination Programme has links with a very wide network of different service providers throughout NSW and the ACT. After talking to you and developing a good understanding of your individual needs, the Care Coordinator will put together a tailored support plan to connect you with services that will help.
To contact Luke Seesink, Care Coordinator at Save Sight Institute please call (02) 9382 7300 or else complete the relevant Request for Care Coordination form (for patients/carers) or Referral for Care Coordination form (for ophthalmologists, orthoptists and other orthoptic professionals).
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