Coping With Sight Loss

When coming to terms with and adjusting to a visual impairment, obtaining the right advice or finding the appropriate help can be a challenging activity. The information in this section is intended to help you find the information that you need. The questions below are questions that people newly diagnosed with a sight impairment commonly ask and seek answers for. Clicking on the appropriate question will take you to a separate page containing information that will begin to answer the question as well as providing links to other websites where you can find further information.

Further information can be found on our Useful Links page which provides contact numbers and details for local and national organisations and links to web pages by or for blind and partially sighted people.

Getting advice about my eye condition?

Where can I get help?

What benefits am I entitled to?

Living with a visual impairment

What will I do about employment?

How will I get around?

Can I still enjoy reading and television?

What social and leisure activities are there?