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- Can my child get support from the ROVIC Service?
- Request an assessment
- The assessment process
- Certificate of Vison Impairment (CVI) - explained
- A CVI has been issued - what happens next?
- CVI - benefits and concessions
- Deafblind policy guidance
- Other services and charities
- Lending libraries - audio, braille, large print and tactile books
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Certificate of Vison Impairment (CVI) – explained
Only an Ophthalmologist (eye doctor) can issue a ‘certificate of vision impairment’ (CVI), change it or officially cancel it (de-certify).
The CVI formally confirms someone as either severely sight impaired or sight impaired.
The CVI is also a referral for a social care assessment. This assessment will bring together services and support if needed. In Devon, the ROVIC Service carry out this assessment as part of the CVI registration process for all children under the age of 18.
The ophthalmologist will send a copy of the CVI to the ROVIC Service. Once we receive this, we will contact you.