There are many conditions that cause sight loss.
Nearly 35,000 people in Scotland are Registered as Blind or Partially Sighted.
Being diagnosed with a sight loss can be devastating. Getting the right practical and emotional support can make a huge difference
Sight loss affects over 180,000 people in Scotland*
Nearly 35,000 people are registered as blind or partially sighted*
One in 5 of people over 75 have a sight loss rising to 1 in 2 of people over 90*
Nearly 3000 children are living with a significant sight loss*
* See Hear Strategy, Scottish Government 2014
Sight loss affects day to day life in many different ways, and often leads to a loss of confidence in getting out and about, meeting others and carrying out day to day tasks. With the right support and equipment people with a sight loss can continue to live as independently as possible. There is often a process of readjustment or rehabilitation.
There are many conditions that can affect your sight, including Age Related Macular Degeneration, Glaucoma and Cataracts.
Find out about becoming Registered as Blind or Partially Sighted and how this benefits you.
You will find you go through a process of readjustment as you learn to cope with day to day situations with a sight loss. Getting the right support, both practically and emotionally, will help you to learn to live with your sight loss.