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

Explained: Diabetic Retinopathy

Answering commonly asked questions about Diabetic Retinopathy.

Hints and tips for caring for older people with sight loss

The guide available to download below outlines information on common eye conditions and ideas to help you support an older person with sight loss, both in a care setting and at home.

How can mindfulness help people with visual impairment?

How mindfulness benefits blind and partially sighted veterans at Sight Scotland Veterans' Hawkhead Centre.

How Rebound Therapy supports young people with complex needs

How Rebound Therapy using trampolines helps support young people with complex needs. Sight Scotland.

How Royal Blind School pupils use BrailleNote devices for word processing and emails

How Royal Blind School pupils use BrailleNote devices for word processing and emails.

How to be a sighted guide for a young person with visual impairment

This video is an introduction to guiding a young person with a visual impairment.

How to create sensory story resources for pupils with visual impairment

Multi-sensory stories are a great way for people with multiple disabilities and visual impairment to learn and to interact with stories.

How to create tactile graphics

This video shows how to create tactile graphics using a printer and a heat fusing machine. This video is for educators and Qualified Teachers of the Visually Impaired.

How to iron safely

Clothing care is an important life skill that may be overlooked when people with visual impairment are growing up. In this video, a pupil with visual impairment demonstrates how to use an iron safely.

How to make a cheese sandwich

In this video, we demonstrate how to teach a young person with visual impairment to make a toasted cheese sandwich safely.

How to make velcro boards for braille learners

In this video, Science Teacher Anna Christal discusses how to use velcro boards to support children's learning.

How to organise the kitchen to make cooking easier for people with visual impairment

This video demonstrates how to organise the kitchen area to enable a person with a visual impairment to easily locate items and cook a meal.