A woman with vision

Dr Anne Sinclair
Dr Anne Sinclair

THE ACHIEVEMENTS of Fife ophthalmologist Dr Anne Sinclair have been celebrated after she stepped down from her role at Fife Sensory Impairment Centre recently.

Dr Sinclair, who has made an immense contribution to the field of low vision services locally, nationally and internationally, has decided to leave the centre after almost 20 years working in the area.

During that time she has created and held specialised clinics and produced literature on low vision services and rehabilitation.

The low vision clinic has been run at the centre, based in Kirkcaldy, by Dr Sinclair since 2000 and to celebrate her contribution over that period, a special reception was held on June 13 at the centre.

It gave her colleagues and friends a chance to thank Dr Sinclair for her tireless work which has raised awareness of low vision rehabilitation and pioneered the working relationship between health and social care.

Dr Bob Thomson, chairman of the Emeritus of the AMD Alliance International, attended the event to pay tribute to Dr Sinclair’s hard work.

In his speech, reflecting professionally and personally, he said: “Anne, as an ophthalmologist, has recognised the importance of low vision services and assessments.

“Her commitment to this field has raised awareness globally of low vision and for that we must all be grateful and proud of Anne’s achievements.”

Fife Society for the Blind thanked Anne on behalf of staff and clients for her hard work and wished her luck for the future.