How to get the help you need
Sight is the sense people fear losing the most. Some people will lose their sight slowly while for others it can be sudden. Whatever the situation: help, support and advice are at hand.
Sight Advice FAQ
Sight Advice FAQ answers questions about living with sight loss, eye health or being newly diagnosed with a sight condition. This includes those who are supporting people through their sight loss journey, including parents, partners, carers and friends. This site has been created by RNIB, Guide Dogs, Visionary, VICTA, Fight for Sight and Vision UK, working together in partnership.
RNIB provides additional advice and information on topics include managing money, employment, accessing benefits, dealing with housing issues, travel and shopping.
There are charities and support groups dedicated to supporting people with specific eye conditions and diseases. They provide opportunities for people to share information and experiences. Find a group by searching the RNIB Sightline Directory.
Losing sight can be a difficult and upsetting experience. Emotional support is available for individuals and their families. The RNIB runs a telephone helpline, call 0303 123 9999.
You can read more about our strategy, and gather more detail from our Annual Reports, using the related links below.