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Division of Optometry and Visual Sciences, School of Health Sciences, City, University of London

People with a visual impairment needed for research into the effect of the pandemic on people living with a visual impairment

We are looking for volunteers, aged 18 or over, who are living with a visual impairment in the UK to take part in a study investigating the effects of the pandemic on those with a visual impairment, their caregivers and those providing low vision services to them; and how lessons learnt can inform future low vision services and support.

As a study participant, you have the option to complete one or two online questionnaires about your experiences and views, one is about how the pandemic affected you and your wellbeing, the other asks about the effect on your Low Vision support services.  There are options of an e-mailed Word document or paper version of the questionnaire if required.

If you are not able to answer the questions on line, computer / tablet / smartphone or on paper but would like to take part, please e-mail [email protected] with your phone number and she will contact you to arrange to help you to complete the questionnaires over the phone.

Questionnaires would be expected to take 10 – 15 minutes to complete.

In appreciation of your participation, you would have the opportunity to be entered into a prize draw for a £50.00 Love2Shop Gift Card.

For more information about this study, or to volunteer to take part, 
please contact: Liz Frost at [email protected] or –

To take part in the questionnaire about the effects on your wellbeing click on this <link>.

To take part in the questionnaire about the effects on your LV support services click on this <link>.

 You are welcome to take part in either or both of the questionnaires.

This study has been reviewed by, and received ethics clearance, through the Optometry Proportionate Review Committee, in the School of Health Sciences, City, University of London (ETH2021-2175).

If you would like to complain about any aspect of the study, please contact the Secretary to the Senate Research Ethics Committee on 020 7040 3040 or via email: [email protected]

City, University of London is the data controller for the personal data collected for this research project. If you have any data protection concerns about this research project, please contact City’s Information Compliance Team at [email protected]

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