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. 

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. 

Have a question about sight loss? Get in touch.

Info and Advice

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

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.

Top five tips for eye health in older people

Here are our five tops tips for eye health in older people.

Top tips for cooking with a visual impairment

There are plenty of techniques and pieces of equipment that can help blind and partially sighted people to cook safely.

Types of mobility canes for vision impairment

Mobility canes are a form of mobility aid that enable blind or visually impaired people to go about their daily business when out and about, especially in unfamiliar areas.

Winter safety tips for people with a visual impairment

Sight Scotland Veterans rehabilitation officer, Katrina, gives her tips for staying safe and maintaining independence while out and about when the winter weather sets in.

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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.