Funding for this research was provided by:
Thomas Pocklington Trust (D10739)
Received: 1 April 2020
Accepted: 3 August 2020
First Online: 26 August 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the School Research Ethics Audit Committee at the School of Optometry & Vision Sciences, Cardiff University. The project reference number is 1457/1472. All participants gave their consent to take part. Participants who opted for a telephone interview gave verbal consent on the telephone. This was audio recorded separately to the interview, to allow separate storage and thereby preserve confidentiality. The rationale for this method was that the participant should ideally give consent in the presence of the researcher with the opportunity to ask any questions, and was considered preferable to obtaining written consent without the researcher present, prior to the interview. The ethics committee named above approved this method of consent.
: Not applicable.
: Author RB is Clinical Lead for the Low Vision Service Wales and delivered the training programme evaluated in the study. All other authors declare that they have no competing interests.