The NHS website is an excellent resource for information on all disabilities. Their content devoted to blindness and vision loss is very comprehensive – here is some of the key info about support groups :
Blindness and vision loss
Being told you have a visual impairment that can’t be treated can be difficult to come to terms with.
Some people go through a process similar to bereavement, where they experience a range of emotions including shock, anger, and denial, before eventually coming to accept their condition.
Other national charities that specialise in vision loss and you may find useful include:
- The Macular Society – helpline: 0300 3030 111
- International Glaucoma Association – helpline: 01233 64 8170
- RP Fighting Blindness – helpline: 0845 123 2354 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- Diabetes UK – 0345 123 2399 or email: email@example.com
- Blind Veterans UK – 020 7723 5021
- Royal Society for Blind Children
There are also many local voluntary organisations around the country that help and support people with vision problems. You can find local support organisations on the Visionary website, which allows you to search by postcode.
Registering as blind or partially sighted