Providing dedicated care to sight loss patients

NAB’s Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) are based within the eye departments at Kettering and Northampton General Hospitals, providing dedicated, individualised care to sight loss patients, their families and carers.

Most Ophthalmology departments across the UK now have an ECLO, and the role has become an integral part of the eye department’s overall service.

Support, when you need it most

Receiving a diagnosis regarding your sight loss can be extremely difficult, which is why our ECLOs are on hand to with guidance, support and advice on accessing helpful services within the community and local areas.

How NAB’s ECLOs are helping after a sight loss diagnosis

Providing information on welfare benefit entitlements, access to work and education support enquiries

Guiding on the process of certification and registration for the Certification of Vision Impairment

Home/telephone befriending, home visits by our Community Support Team, low vision aids, support groups and social activities.

Offering emotional support for the patient, their families and carers

Arranging referrals to other services and organisations

Providing useful fact sheets and information on your eye condition diagnosis and general eye health


Our ECLO service covers the Northamptonshire county and your local NAB Eye Clinic Liaison Officer contact be found within the following two hospitals:

Northampton General Hospital

Hayley is located within the Ophthalmology Department, Area L, Eye Unit, Outpatients Clinic between 9am and 5pm, Tuesday to Friday.

Kettering General Hospital

Emily, Rebecca and Laura can be located within the Ophthalmology Department, Eye Unit, Outpatients Clinic, Area A, The Cave Block, between 9am and 5pm, Tuesday to Friday.

Anyone can access our ECLO service

Whether you have a sight loss diagnosis or you are aware of, or care for someone who does.

For more details, or further information on how to contact our ECLO’s, please call us on 01604 719193.

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We offer support to the local community

NAB’s Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs) provide dedicated, individualised care to sight loss patients, their families and carers.

At Northamptonshire Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired, we understand that living with, or coming to terms with sight loss, can be very overwhelming.

We work to help children gain confidence, realise aspirations and build a sense of personal independence.

Raising awareness about living with visual impairment in schools, the workplace and within the wider community.

Our Mobile Sight Centre (MSC) travels the breadth of the county, providing an easy way to access our services.

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