At Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, we get that sight loss can be scary. If you're looking for guidance for yourself, or want to know more about how to support someone with sight loss or blindness, we are here to help.
Find information about sight loss, including advice to help with the different ways sight loss can impact on your life. 

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.

For many, help to understand a diagnosis and what it means for the future is vital. Being told you are losing some or all of your sight can be devastating, and so we're here to offer the practical advice and emotional support needed to rediscover life. 

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

  • 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 up. 
  • Changes to your home. Making your home a safer and easier place to live when you have sight loss 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. 
  • Getting around – our mobility training restores independence. 

We're here for veterans; to support you through your experience of sight loss and how it impacts your life. 

Info and Advice

A photographer with partial sight shares how he captures amazing images

Matthew has around five per cent vision. But being partially sighted doesn't stop Matthew from seeing Edinburgh's many vistas and capturing images on his DSLR camera.

Accessible formats

Learn more about accessible formats.

An introduction to guided running with people with visual impairment

PE teacher Caren Bryce shows how to go on a guided run with a person with visual impairment.

An introduction to the Canaan Barrie On Body Sign System

The Canaan Barrie On Body Sign System is used to communicate with children who have multiple disabilities as well as being visually impaired.

Audio Description: A discussion with Juliana Capes

This National Braille Week, we're sharing more about braille and other accessible formats. Listen to Juliana Capes talk about her work as a visual artist and audio describer.

Benefits of braille

The ability to read and write braille is still key to independence for many blind and partially sighted people all over the world.

Braille facts

Braille is a tactile reading and writing system. It opens up the written word to blind and visually impaired people.

Coping with a glaucoma diagnosis

Sight Scotland Veterans rehabilitation officer, Katrina, offers expert advice on coping with a glaucoma diagnosis.

Dementia and Sight Loss Guide

Download Sight Scotland's guide on activities and care for people living with dementia and sight loss.

Explained: Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)

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

Explained: Cataracts

Answering commonly asked questions about cataracts.

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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.

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About us

For more than 225 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.