Focus Birmingham - Low Vision Centre

User rating: 4 stars

  • Address: 48-62 Woodville Road, Harborne, Birmingham, West Midlands, B17 9AT
  • Tel:0121 478 5252
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 9am to 4.30pm
    • Tuesday 9am to 4.30pm
    • Wednesday 9am to 4.30pm
    • Thursday 9am to 4.30pm
    • Friday 9am to 4.00pm

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Focus Birmingham's low vision centre provides a comprehensive range of services enabling people to use their vision to the greatest potential. If you are having difficulties with your vision, they may be able to help; their objective is to make best use of your residual vision. This may simply involve ensuring that your spectacles are suitable for your needs, or offering practical advice on how to use lighting and colour contrast, through to advice about the use of information technology and the supply of low vision aids such as magnifiers and training in their use.

Their services extend beyond the obvious (prescriptions for spectacles, the provision of aids and so forth) to include rehabilitation and emotional support, offering a joined-up approach to meet an individual’s particular needs.

The team consists of three optometrists, two low vision dispensing opticians, a rehabilitation officer and three counsellors, assisted by our group of five administrators.

Services offered:

  • Community eye care
  • Low vision services
  • Talking newspapers
  • Assistive technology products
  • Low vision aids
  • Loan equipment
  • Audio products
  • Everyday products
  • Computer products
  • Rehabilitation
  • Emotional support
  • Community advice
  • Everyday living skills
  • Computer skills
  • Assistive technology training
  • Eye health advice

9 user reviews

  1. Martin oakes

    10 March 2014

    User rating: 5 stars

    Having attended the low vision centre several times with my mother who has sight disability, we found the centre very professional, the help and advice excellent, from all the staff. Thank you . Martin Oakes

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  2. robana

    8 March 2015

    User rating: 5 stars

    This organisation is very good i found it very easily and the staff are very helpful. they heloed me find what i was looking for. i would recomend all visually impaired people who are looking for information to get touch with focus and they will provide you with whatever you are looking for. i found this organisation very useful. if you need a eye test they do that too. If you have not been to focus before i woulkd recomend you vist them and see for yourself how they can venifit you in your day to day life

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  3. Ria Varnom

    6 May 2015

    User rating: 5 stars

    Excellent Opthalmology service. Kindly helpful advice and warm communications. I was treated with dignity and respect, felt valued and given many resources to support my independence. The ophthalmologist really does go the extra mile and the team as a whole are genuinely kind and supportive. I cannot find fault with the whole package of services. Thank you Focus low vision service, you make a real difference to the lives of many people.

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  4. Frederick Glover

    19 May 2015

    User rating: 5 stars

    I visited Focus recently for help with my macular degeneration. Both my wife and myself were treated extremely well. We were offered a drink on arrival and nothing was too much trouble. The ophthalmologist was extremely understanding and professional and I came away feeling I had been listened to. The advice given was extremely helpful and I certainly felt more confident and hopeful. Also thanks to Steward who explained various features on the computer. A very positive experience and I would have no hesitation in recommending your service. I was told I would be seen again in about 6 months and also that I could phone with any concerns. It is so good to know that I can pick up the phone if need be. Thanks to everyone. King regard, Fred Glover

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  5. Melody Powell

    20 July 2015

    User rating: 5 stars

    The team at the LVC are simply amazing . They go above and beyond for you. From being greeted at reception to the staff including Harprit, Andrew and Gaynor. Outstanding, and much needed service

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  6. Frederick Glover

    19 November 2015

    User rating: 5 stars

    This was our second visit to Focus our first one being 6 months ago for my husbands macular degeneration condition. We cannot recommend this organisation enough. They are very professional and caring.They have given us a lot of information plus visual aids and nothing is too much trouble for them. On both occasions we have come away with a positive feeling.It is so nice to have your questions answered and to know that you can always contact them if you have concerns. We have been told that they will see my husband again in 6 months. Thank you to all at Focus for your dedication. Fred & Jackie

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  7. Sybil Harvey-Lago

    4 June 2016

    User rating: 4 stars

    Very informative and reassuring.

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  8. Rabih Halabi

    11 August 2016

    User rating: 5 stars

    The service offered to the people is amazing and the staff are very friendly and professional

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  9. Mr. Youssef Hamad

    21 March 2017

    User rating: 1 star

    I called your branch, we wanted to buy 1 walking stick. The lady who answered was rude and wasn't interested at all. In fact, she wanted to put the phone down.

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