The Rehabilitation Officer Visual Impairment (ROVIs) provide assessment, advice and support to both children and adults with sight and hearing problems. They can help you to remain or become more independent.
ROVIs assess, advise and support blind and partially sighted people and are qualified to provide training in daily living skills and getting out and about (mobility). They also complete registrations as sight impaired or severely sight impaired and can visit you at home to discuss sight loss, assess your needs and provide information about services and equipment available to help.
They can also make suggestions about adaptations to your home environment to use lighting and colour contrast in order to help to minimise the effects of vision loss.
ROVIs can advise about support services, benefit entitlement and local groups or sources of help and they can also provide information and support to family members and carers to assist with awareness about sight loss.