Conference: Connected lives

Naomi Dainty gives her key learning from the Deafblind Conference 2023

In the diverse landscape of patient care, opticians serve a crucial role in enhancing visual health and quality of life. Yet, amidst our daily interactions, there exists a subset of individuals whose needs are often overlooked – those living with combined sight and hearing loss, known as deafblindness.

Consider this: How many of your patients grapple with the challenge of navigating the world without the full spectrum of sensory experiences? Statistics indicate that a significant portion of the population contends with varying degrees of dual sensory impairment. Understanding the prevalence and impact of dual sensory loss is not merely a statistic but a crucial cornerstone in providing inclusive and comprehensive eye care.

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