A picture of the Needles, on the Isle of Wight

Eye Sight Tests & Diagnosis

It is now widely recognised that an eye examination at least once every two years should be part of everyone’s health care routine.

Over half of all sight loss in the UK is preventable.  Regular eye tests are likely to lead to early identification of sight loss and, dependent upon diagnosis, may result in treatment that might improve conditions or slow down further deterioration.

For information on the availability of free NHS eye tests please click here.

At Sight for Wight we aim to complement the statutory services provided by the NHS and Local Authority funded Sensory Support team. 

As the Island’s independent sight loss charity we provide information, support and services on a voluntary basis. 

Membership of Sight for Wight is free to all Islanders affected by sight loss.

We aim to support visually impaired (VI) Islanders cope with the emotional impact of sight loss and with confidence building, as well as offering services and activities to encourage and promote independence.

“There are more than 6,000 people living on the Isle of Wight who have a significant sight loss.”