Low Vision2021-02-22T16:08:22+00:00

Low vision

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Mission statement: To aid in the continuing professional development of low vision practice, in order to provide the highest levels of service and equality of care throughout the UK and Ireland.

Information and resources for patients

There’s a huge amount of information and resources available to support those living with low vision and their families.

The Macular Society provides many information resources in written and auditory format on macular conditions and making the most of the environment around you.

https://www.macularsociety.org/resources

Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB) offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people, including a series of guides to understanding your eye condition, available here.

SeeAbility provide support and champion better eye care for people with learning disabilities and autism, many of whom have sight loss.

They have a series of information resources for adults and children with learning difficulties, on looking after your eyes, available here.

Nystagmus Network provides advice, support and information to everyone living with nystagmus and their families.

https://www.nystagmusnetwork.org

Sight Advice FAQ answers questions about living with sight loss, eye health or being newly diagnosed with a sight condition.

https://www.sightadvicefaq.org.uk/

Sightline is a directory for services aimed at helping blind or partially sighted people

https://www.sightlinedirectory.org.uk/

Guide Dogs UK offer a wide variety of services for people with sight loss.
https://www.guidedogs.org.uk/

Thomas Pocklington Trust provides resources for the visually impaired.
https://www.pocklington-trust.org.uk/

Visionary is a membership organisation for local sight loss charities, supporting them to access the information they need and to facilitate collaboration between its members.
https://visionary.org.uk/

Resources for parents of blind or partially sighted children from the Royal National Institute for the Blind (RNIB).

Nystagmus Information Pack from the University of Sheffield.

Starting Point leaflet – guide for parents of children with visual impairment

Royal Society for Blind Children offer a range of services including emotional support and practical advice for families.

Look UK offer mentoring, transformational events, youth forums and parent support groups to support young visually impaired people and their families.

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