Rehabilitation at the Linburn Centre

Posted: 19/08/2014 | Scottish War Blinded

Many members develop visual impairments in later life such as Age Related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Diabetic Retinopathy.

Rehabilitation Officer at Scottish War Blinded Sharon McAllister provides a personalised programme of rehabilitation enabling members to continue leading independent lives.

Rehabilitating visually impaired veterans at the Linburn CentreSharon describes her role:

“As Rehabilitation Officer for Scottish War Blinded, my role is to assist visually impaired veterans live independently. Orientation & mobility, independent living skills and communication are my main duties and I assess appropriate mobility aids including long cane training.

“I am able to give one to one sessions where veterans can access specialist magnification equipment, to enable eccentric reading skills, and specialised equipment to assist with daily living.

Scottish War Blinded have neurological visual equipment, which I use to work with veterans who have experienced some trauma to the brain and visual pathways allowing them to identify & understand how they can retain skills especially for rehabilitation & independence.”