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Oxford University Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust
Oxford Eye Hospital

Alert Coronavirus / COVID-19

If you have a new continuous cough, a high temperature, or a loss or change to your sense of taste or smell, do not come to our hospitals. Follow the national advice on coronavirus (COVID-19).

Please find information on our services and visiting restrictions in our COVID-19 section.

Patients and visitors must wear a face covering in our hospitals.

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Sight Advisory Desk

Patients attending clinics at the Oxford Eye Hospital face diagnosis about their level of vision. Sometimes they must face very bad news.

To support patients through this initial crisis, the Oxfordshire Association for the Blind run a Sight Advisory Desk in the Outpatients Department, to provide on-the-spot help and advice to people when they need it most.

The desk is staffed by people with personal experience of sight loss who can provide a listening ear and basic counselling.

They can also offer advice on a large range of items, including:

  • benefits
  • special equipment (watches, clocks, radios, sunshades etc.)
  • other organisations that can help.

Patients do not have to be registered blind or partially sighted to use the service. Everyone, including relatives and carers, is more than welcome.

The desk is open Tuesday to Friday mornings.

For more information on the Sight Advisory Desk and the work carried out by the Oxfordshire Association for the Blind, please visit their website.