A report from the Low Vision Services Consensus Group has found 'long- standing problems' with services for people with sight problems, including fragmentation, patchy provision and quality. The group brought together more than 100 statutory, voluntary and professional bodies providing support and services for people with sight problems. In a report published yesterday it sets out minimum standards for a good quality low vision services, proposes that all people with low vision should be referred to a specialist eye doctor for a full examination and suggests that a network of multidisciplinary 'low vision committees' should be created to ensure that services are provided.

Low Vision Services: recommendations for future service delivery in the UK. Low Vision Services Consensus Group. RNIB. 0345-023 153 (reference PR11095). Free.