Adapting to and learning to live with sight loss can be bewildering, and it can be challenging to know who to turn to in order to get the answers you need. Our team have got the answers. And if they don't, they know where to find them. 

We will provide support and a listening ear on a wide range of topics which can include, but are not limited to:    


  • Changes to your home. Making your home a safer and easier place to live when your sight is changing is important; together with you we'll look at the changes that are right for you.

  • Alternative ways of reading, accessing information and the formats which will work best for you.

  • Registering as blind or partially sighted. Not sure if this would be useful to you? We can guide you on the benefits that registration opens.

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Info and Advice

Age-Related Macular Degeneration guide

Download Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans' guide on Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD).

Explained: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

Answering commonly asked questions about age-related macular degeneration (AMD).

Explained: Cataracts

Answering commonly asked questions about cataracts.

Explained: Charles Bonnet Syndrome

A Sight Scotland Veterans Rehabilitation Officer offers expert advice on Charles Bonnet Syndrome and how to cope with the condition.

Glaucoma guide

Download Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans' guide on glaucoma.

Low vision and useful equipment guide

Download Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans' guide on low vision and useful equipment.

Mobility cane or guide dog?

For blind or partially sighted people, the choice between using a cane or a guide dog is often a personal one.

Staying safe: Road crossing tips for blind and partially sighted people

Negotiating pedestrian crossings is something many people take for granted – but crossing the road when you’re blind or visually impaired can feel daunting.

Support for sight loss in the workplace

If you develop sight loss when you are in work, there is support for you and your employer to help you continue in employment.

Swimming with sight loss

Swimming is a great form of exercise for anyone of any age. Hawkhead Centre Officer and qualified swimming instructor, Abbie, shares her advice for enjoying swimming again after sight loss.

Top 10 most popular low vision aids

Sight Scotland Veterans rehabilitation officer Fiona gives insight into the top ten most popular low vision aids the charity issues to its members.

Popular on Sight Scotland Veterans

Our new names

We are proud to announce the new names of our two sister charities and share why we changed our names. We’ve continually adapted to ensure we're there for people with sight loss, and will be there in the future too.

Popular on Sight Scotland Veterans

About us

For 230 years, we have been supporting people with sight loss and blindness. We are one of Scotland's oldest charities and we're dedicated to empowering people with visual impairments to lead fulfilling lives.

Have a question about sight loss? Get in touch.

Get expert advice and practical help for yourself or a veteran you care for by completing the form below or calling the number at the top right of your screen. Our freephone line is open for calls 10am - 4pm Monday to Thursday and 10am - 3pm Friday.