Vision loss and My Aged Care

As we mature, our vision changes. Two thirds of people with an eye condition are over 65. That’s why it’s important to engage in services early, so you can maintain the quality of life you’ve enjoyed.

My Aged Care is not disability specific, but it covers services that help you with your vision loss and maintain your everyday independence. By independence we mean:

  • Reading the newspaper, personal mail with the help of a magnifier.
  • Making your home safe to reduce falls.
  • Getting to and from the shops or neighbours on your own.
  • And other ways to maintain your wellbeing.

Vision Australia is an approved aged care provider and receives subsidies to deliver your vision services or you can purchase services from your Home Care Package.

Types of support Vision Australia can assist you through My Aged Care

  • Newly diagnosed
    Newly diagnosed

    Learn to maximise the use of your remaining vision and visit our low vision clinic.

  • Getting around safely
    My Aged Care

    Enhance your independence and learn to safely get around your neighbourhood.

  • Stay independent in your own home
    Our low vision clinics

    Modify your daily activities so you can continue to do what you want and love to do.

  • Emotional support
    Learning to live independently

    Learn to cope with your vision loss and hear from others who thrive post diagnosis.

  • Social and recreational groups and activities
    Connecting with others

    Stay socially active and connect with your community through our social groups. 
    Sports, book and trivia clubs over the phone or in person.

  • Read again
    Our low vision clinics

    Have the paper read to you, catch up on the latest bestsellers or research a topic of interest through Vision Australia’s library.

 

Although funding for ‘specialised support service – vision services’ has been provided by the Australian Government, the material contained herein does not necessarily represent the views or policies of the Australian Government.

VIDEO: Cheryl's tips on maintaining your independence

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Any questions? Get in touch

If you have any questions, call on 1300 84 74 66 or email info@visionaustralia.org or complete our online referral form