I have been gently admonished
For not explaining what a CVI is.
It appears it is not just the
Consultants who do not explain anything!
The CVI or Certificate of Visual Impairment
Is the bit of paper that the hospital gives you
When your sight deteriorates to a certain point. This
Will enable you to register with
the Local council as sight impaired or severely sight impaired/ blind.
Registration is optional. Before refusing to register take advice.
It is the road to support, benefits and protection.
If you do not have a certificate
And you cannot see faces clearly or you can
Only read with the Help of a magnifier
ASK YOUR CONSULTANT
Whether you need to be given a CVI.
So far all my research indicates that more
Often than not you
Have to ask or insist.
This is something you
must find out about.
If you search for guidance
on issuing CVI you will find a
very interesting document.