In a world filled with challenges, sight loss won't hold you back! Get ready to navigate the world confidently and independently because anything is possible with knowledge on your side!
The world can be a challenging place for people with sight loss, but with the right knowledge and tools, it doesn't have to be.
Empowering people with sight loss through knowledge is the key to unlocking their potential and living their lives to the fullest. We understand that access to information and resources is essential for people with sight loss to overcome their daily challenges.
That's why we have dedicated a section to 'Empowerment through Knowledge', providing resources and information to support and equip people with sight loss with the knowledge and skills they need to navigate the world confidently and independently.
Galloway's Visual Awareness Training.
Step into the shoes of the blind and partially sighted community, and gain a deeper understanding of their experiences. Educate yourself, gain new perspectives, and join us in creating a more inclusive society. Together, let's make a difference!
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Certain eye conditions may only require a simple visual aid like glasses or contact lenses, which are relatively minor concerns. In contrast, more severe conditions may require surgical intervention for correction.
Detecting eye conditions at an early stage significantly improves the effectiveness of treatment options. Below are three examples of eye conditions. To find out more detail, please click on the link below.
Shining a Light on Sight Conditions.
We're excited to bring you monthly spotlights on different sight conditions, offering you a deeper understanding and valuable information. We'll focus on a specific condition each month, providing insights and resources to help you navigate its challenges. Stay tuned for our featured sight conditions, and join us as we explore and learn together.
Age-related Macular Degeneration.
Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition affecting central vision. It usually impacts people in their 50s and 60s, but don't worry. It is important to know that this condition won't make you go completely blind. However, it can make every day things like reading or recognising faces a real challenge. If you don't get treatment, your vision can worsen over time, either gradually over a few years (dry AMD) or quickly in just a few weeks or months (wet AMD). Nobody knows the exact cause, but things like smoking, high blood pressure, being overweight, and having family members with AMD have connections.
Treatment depends on the type of AMD you have:
How we can help
Don't underestimate the importance of your eyes. To maintain eye health, take simple but effective measures with these easy-to-follow steps.
Maintain a Healthy Lifestyle.
Eat a nutritious diet.
Include foods rich in omega-3 fatty acids (such as fish), vitamins C and E and zinc to support eye health.
Proper hydration promotes overall eye health, preventing dryness and irritation.
Smoking increases the risk of developing age-related macular degeneration and cataracts. Quitting or avoiding smoking altogether can significantly benefit your eye health.
Visit Optician Regularly.
Everyone needs a regular eye test, even young children. It helps protect your sight and lets you see your best.
Regular eye tests can detect conditions like glaucoma, which may not present any symptoms. Early detection is crucial, as it allows for early treatment when the condition is more manageable. By prioritising regular eye tests, you can safeguard your vision and ensure that you are seeing your best.
If your vision is deteriorating or you have an eye condition, you might need to make changes to your home to ensure you can continue living independently. Please don't worry. Financial support may be available to help cover the costs of these modifications. Get in touch with our friendly support team today to find out more.
Disabled Facilities Grant.
There are grants available for blind and partially sighted individuals to make improvements to their homes. One such grant is the Disabled Facilities Grant, which is a grant for home adaptations. In England, you can receive up to £30,000 in funding through this grant.
For more information, please visit: https://www.gov.uk/disabled-facilities-grants
Take control of your life, maintain your independence, and purchase a diverse range of products to assist you in various household tasks. Please see below the links to access different products.