Sight Loss

Seeing Our Way to a Healthy Future

Mike Daw | Posted 24.09.2015 | UK Lifestyle
Mike Daw

Research can make a huge difference, 25 years ago a corneal transplant had a 50/50 chance of success - now it has a 90 percent chance. Cataract procedures are now routine, laser eye surgery is nowadays a very safe procedure - but that is only through years of research.

Thousands of People With Sight Loss Still Not 'Switched On' to The Benefits of the Internet

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 30.06.2015 | UK Tech
Lesley-Anne Alexander

For thousands of people living with sight loss, not being able to get online and access the huge range of benefits that comes with it, is a daily reality. Whilst we must respect the fact that some people simply do not want to be online, we know that four in five older blind people say their sight loss is the reason why they are not. It does not have to be this way.

'The Day I Stop Marvelling At What My Guide Dogs Do Will Be The Day I Will Hang Up My Harness.'

Emily Davison | Posted 15.05.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

Guide Dogs for the Blind Association is a UK based charity training dogs that will quite literally lead people with sight loss to the path of freedom....

Learn to Live Beyond Your Sight Loss and You'll Beat the Bullies

Tom Pey | Posted 01.02.2015 | UK
Tom Pey

Every week, grandmother of two Sylvia makes the long 50-mile round trip to bring her four-year-old granddaughter Zoe to one of the Royal London Society for Blind People's parent and toddler groups for blind and partially sighted babies and toddlers...

VI Talk: Building a Social World on Audioboo

Emily Davison | Posted 17.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Emily Davison

In this modern day, society has been cultivated towards the productivity of the Internet and its many social media platforms. From Twitter, Facebook and YouTube with millions of people across the world accessing them on a daily basis it is no wonder that many are turning to the Internet to make new discoveries.

Losing Your Sight Should Not Mean Losing Your Job

Matt Leverington | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Matt Leverington

In January last year I noticed that I was having difficulties reading emails and was having to squint to read small text. This was unusual for me as I had perfect vision my whole life. I immediately went to an optician and expected to be given glasses, but instead I was rushed to hospital because it turned out that I had profound vision loss in one eye...

Too Many People in the UK Are Facing Sight Loss Alone

Stephen Remington | Posted 05.05.2014 | UK
Stephen Remington

The current reality, though, is that all too often newly diagnosed people are left alone and vulnerable, without access to the support they so desperately need. Confirmation of sight loss is devastating news. And it often comes with no practical advice, counselling, support or guidance. This is a terrible predicament for anyone facing this appalling situation.

Spread a Little Warmth This Christmas

Lesley-Anne Alexander | Posted 12.02.2014 | UK
Lesley-Anne Alexander

It is very easy to get caught up in the whirl of Christmas parties, presents and social plans or to feel resentful of the expense and the family obligations. But for many people, winter can be a lonely season and Christmas is especially hard.

The Bedroom Tax Will Lead to the Further Impoverishment of Vision Impaired People

Tom Pey | Posted 16.06.2013 | UK Politics
Tom Pey

New research by national sight loss charity RNIB has revealed that 17,000 vision impaired people of working age look set to be displaced from their homes as a result of the Bedroom Tax. Stuck between a rock and a hard place, they will have to choose between relocating or losing a portion of their benefits (which will be on average £14 a week; a sizeable sum when you are already struggling to make ends meet).

Join the Fight to Help Blind Children Get Vital Support and Improve Their Quality of Life

Tom Pey | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Tom Pey

For many vision impaired young people, despite having the same kind of hopes and ambitions as others, they don't have the self-belief or independence to fulfill them. Judging by research we have conducted, the impact of sight loss on quality of life can be seen as early as seven.

Losing the Sight of an Eye

Josa Young | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Josa Young

Losing an eye is no big deal.