RNIB Scotland ECLO (Eye Clinic Liaison Officers) Service works with professionals in the eye health field, NHS Scotland Clinical Teams and in Health and Social Care Partnerships across Scotland. ECLOs work closely with medical and nursing staff in the eye clinic, and the sensory team at Seescape.
Low vision assessments
During a low vision assessment, one of our optometrists will perform an examination to identify any refractive errors (problems with focusing) and demonstrate low vision devices such as specialist spectacles, magnifiers or telescopes that could help you see better. Electronic magnifiers are also available for demonstration, and the optometrist will also talk to you about optimal lighting and other methods to make the most of your vision.
Eye Clinic Liaison Officers provide those recently diagnosed with an eye condition with the practical and emotional support which they need to understand their diagnosis, deal with their sight loss and maintain their independence. Most importantly, ECLOs have the time to dedicate to patients following consultation, so that they can discuss the impact the condition may have on their life. RNIB Scotland ECLO Service works with professionals in the eye health field, NHS Scotland Clinical Teams and in Health and Social Care Partnerships across Scotland. A qualified ECLO will attend the Eye Clinic Support Studies Course (delivered by RNIB and City University, London), which is a recognised qualification by the UKOA, and adhere to the RNIB Quality Framework for ECLO Services.
ECLO Service is a walk-in service
Referrals can be made by emailing email@example.com or firstname.lastname@example.org Mobile Number: 07719 075 006 or contact the RNIB Help line on 0303 123 9999. There are also referral forms in the Ophthalmology Department and a mailbox in the Ophthalmology Nurses station in both Queen Margaret Hospital Dunfermline and Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy.
The NHS Fife eye care services are primarily run from the Queen Margaret Hospital in Dunfermline and Victoria Hospital Kirkcaldy. During the pandemic the walk-in service is limited. The opening hours are Tuesday PM 1-4.30, Wednesday 9am-4.30pm, Thursday 9am-4.30pm