Training Packages - Low Vision and Vision Impairment

Specialist training for professionals and service providers from Optima Low Vision Services

Optima has been providing training courses to professionals in the vision impairment, low vision sector professionals and organisations for over 30 years. Our training packages have always been based on proven professional practice, technical knowledge and client/patient feedback to enable us to provide up to date training outcomes since the early 1990s.

Optima has trained a large number of vision impairment and low vision professionals – including Optometrists, Dispensing Opticians, Vision Rehabilitation Specialists, Social Workers, Occupational Therapists and other support staff.

We can provide a range of training courses to meet a wide range of needs and knowledge base to enable professionals in the field to have the highest levels of professional practice and experience.

Optima's training successes include facilitating the lottery award winning "Macular Society Skills for Seeing" training programme for 12 years, we currently train Vision Rehabilitation Specialist students on the apprenticeship training scheme in England.

We have a wide range of training course readily available – please see our list of training programmes – we can also provide bespoke training packages by request. Training can be provided at our Totnes base in Devon, or at a purchasing organisation's location.

Training is inter-active and based on good practice and evidence-based learning. A mix of teaching and learning methods are used during training, to provide participants with essential technical knowledge and skills. Training formats and methods include presentations, discussion, experiential 'hands-on' learning and practical exercises are used during our training courses.

For further information about any of Optima's training courses, please contact the office on 01803 864218 or email

If you want to take part in interesting, inter-active and inclusive training – give us a call!

For further information about how our courses are delivered, pricing information and terms and conditions, please see our latest course prospectus - click here to download our current Training Prospectus.