Low Vision Clinic

Low vision clinic at Mayo Hospital Lahore was established in 2001 under the management of College of Ophthalmology and Allied vision sciences. College of Ophthalmology and Allied vision sciences is the beacon of light to eradicate darkness of visual impairment hosting the optometrist from across the Punjab. It was the first low vision clinic at public sector in Pakistan.

The clinic offers a range of low vision services, including comprehensive assessments, personalized rehabilitation plans, and assistive technology recommendations to enhance visual functionality. A dedicated low vision team is working there for helping individuals with visual impairments to maximize their independence and quality of life.

Clinic has three categories of services according to age and disease group of persons with visual impairment i.e.

  1. Pediatric Low Vision Rehabilitation
  2. Visual rehabilitation with LVDs
  3. Visual rehabilitation with Low Vision

Patients visiting low vision clinic are registered into low vision data base. Registered low vision patients get low vision devices, training with devices, and training for mobility according to their respective management plan. Annually more than 4500 patients avail services from the clinic.

Low vision clinic is the premier clinic in Pakistan working for visual rehabilitation services since 2000. Normally more than 12 patients are examined on daily basis. Five yearly OPD summery of this clinic is as under:

  • 2001 to 2006                                   9500
  • 2007 to 2011                                   14,000
  • 2012 to 2016.                                  18,500
  • 2017 to 2021.                                  22,650
  • From January 2022 till 2023.        9,000


Apart from the patient rehabilitation services, the clinic is offering teaching and training to the trainee optometrist and ophthalmologist. Moreover low vision workshops are arranged as a part of departmental continuous teaching strategies.

After fulfillment of essential training, they are equipped with low vision assessment kits for dedicated low vision clinics at all DHQs of the Punjab. The services which are given free of cost to the patients include dispensing of low vision devices, training to liqe devices, training for mobility and orientation.

Patients from special education department are also referred to the clinic for routine examination. Skill enhancement trainings are also conducted at the clinic.