About low vision.

Learn how low vision can affect people in different ways.
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Visual Inattention

A change in vision associated with an Acquired Brain Injury.

If you experience a major neurological event such as an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) – through a stroke, an injury to your head, or similar – you may experience a change in vision.

A change in vision that can be associated with an Acquired Brain Injury is called ‘visual inattention’.

Learn more about visual inattention, including how it can be caused, how it might affect you, and how you can retain as much independence as possible.

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Visual Field Loss

Learn more about visual field loss and its effects.

Another type of vision impairment people may experience after an Acquired Brain Injury (ABI) is called visual field loss.

Visual field loss happens when you have damage to any part of your ‘visual pathways’ – the parts of your eyes and brain involved in processing the things you see – and can create the feeling that one of your eyes is not working.

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Homonymous Hemianopia

Find out about the condition and how to access support.

Homonymous hemianopia is another neurological vision impairment or a condition that affects a person’s vision as a result of a stroke, an injury to the brain, or another type of major neurological event.

Learn about the cause and impact of homonymous hemianopia, and how you can access support to maintain as much of your independence as possible.

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Assisting someone with low vision or blindness

Learn practical ways you can provide support.

There are many ways you can support and assist a person who is blind or has low vision, whether you know them well or if you’re meeting for the first time.

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How we can help

Discover our specialised Vision Services.

Live the life you want, regardless of your age or vision level.

From childhood, through your teenage years and into adulthood, Guide Dogs can work side-by-side with you, tailoring your program as you reach different stages in life, and supporting you to achieve your personal goals.

To find out more, visit our ‘Services’ page, get in contact with us on 1800 757 738 or download our ‘Vision Services’ brochure below.

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