“I’ve just been diagnosed with sight loss”. Being told you have an eye condition can be an anxious and frightening time. But we’re here to give you the advice and support that you need to still enjoy a rich and fulfilling life.
In the UK, there are almost two million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted. Being told you have a visual impairment that can’t be treated can be difficult to come to terms with. Some people go through a process similar to bereavement, where they experience a range of emotions including shock, anger, and denial, before eventually coming to accept their condition.
If you have been recently diagnosed with sight loss (as sight-impaired, severely sight-impaired, partially sighted or blind), we are here for you. We will listen to you, and offer you information, advice and support tailored to your particular needs. From practical advice like staying in work and managing your money to staying fit, active and part of the community. We can also refer you to other organisations which can help you to stay safe in your own home and travel safely. RNIB provides an easy to read guide to coping with sight loss which you may find helpful. For information on sources of emotional support, click here.
Please contact us by telephone or email or by visiting us at Jones Court, Womanby Street, Cardiff, CF10 1BR. You don’t need to make an appointment, but we we’re a small team so it’s best to call and arrange a time so we can make sure we have someone available to talk with you.