We are here for anyone who has served in the Armed Forces – including National Service – and who now has sight loss.
If this sounds like yourself, you can access our free support – wherever you are in Scotland.
We've made applying for support for yourself as easy as possible. Just complete our short form below and you'll be one step closer to joining our Scotland wide community of ex-service men and women.
If you’d prefer to call us to complete an application over the phone, please call 0800 035 6409 during office hours.
To be eligible, we ask that you:
1. Served in the Military.
You need to have served in either:
- The UK Armed Forces, including National Service or the Reserves.
- Merchant Navy during WWII under Royal Navy command.
The length of service or the time lapsed since the service is not considered.
2. Have sight loss impacting your life.
- Significant visual impairment which has caused you to give up aspects of your life, for example driving/ reading the newspaper.
Your sight loss does not need to be related in any way to your military service. The majority of people we support have age-related sight loss which has developed many years after their service.
"Sight Scotland Veterans’ safety net, into which I’ve fallen, has very small holes and they won’t let you slip through them. I would encourage anyone who is eligible to join because of this safety net- which tightens around you and supports you.
I now know that if I need advice my outreach worker is at the end of the phone, and will help me if I’m struggling over anything in particular."