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Our aim is to support you whenever you need us. Some of our volunteers and staff have experienced sight loss so can help you understand your diagnosis and treatment options, what to expect in future and how we can help you.

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. Please do visit your optometrist regularly to try to catch sight loss early and encourage your family and friends to do the same.

You have just been told you have sight problems. A diagnosis of visual impairment can be overwhelming and frightening. For many isolation can follow, but we are here to help you.

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

We can support you to cope with the emotional impact of sight loss as well as how and where to get practical help for everyday life. Talking to others who have shared your experiences and can offer emotional and practical support can help you deal with your feelings and come to terms with sight loss. We know that sometimes just talking to someone that can fully empathise can have such a powerful and healing affect.