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

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.

Unified English Braille (UEB)

Since braille's creation in the 19th century, different braille codes have developed in countries across the world. Today, the primary braille code in the United Kingdom is Unified English Braille (UEB).

Using tactile resources to support visually impaired children's reading skills

Sally Paterson, a Qualified Teacher of Visual Impairment, explains why books with tactile illustrations are so important for children with visual impairment.

What is braille?

Braille is a tactile system that allows blind and partially sighted people to access literacy by reading and writing.

Who was Louis Braille?

Learn about Louis Braille - the creator of the braille code.

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.