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About Sight Loss

About Sight Loss

Sight loss can happen to anyone, at any time.

Right now there are nearly 2 million people in the UK who have significant sight loss. The cause could be genetic, the result of an accident, an illness or injury, a specific eye condition or simply because of the ageing process but lifestyles can have an impact too - around half of all sight loss is preventable or treatable if detected early enough.


There are numerous myths surrounding blind and partially sighted people which we try to correct. Read More.

Causes of Sight Loss

There are numerous causes of sight loss but the more common eye conditions are covered in more detail. Read More.

Eye Health

There are ways to minimise the risk of losing your sight. Read More.

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