Blind & Visual Impairment incl. Deaf Blind

Updated: 02.07.2020

Royal National Institute for Blind People - RNIB
RNIB offer practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.
Helpline: 0303 123 9999 (lines open Monday – Friday 8am – 8pm, Saturday 9am – 1pm)

Retina UK
Providing information and support for those affected by inherited progressive sight loss.
Helpline: 0300 111 4000 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 9.30pm)

Moorfields Hospital
Moorfields are a specialist eye hospital based in London, further information about their services can be found online.

Children and Young People’s Services
Support services for children, young people and their families from Guide Dogs.

Childhood Cataracts
NHS information on cataracts in babies and children.

Eye Tests for Children
Information on the routine eye tests offered to newborn babies and children.

NHS - Cornea Transplant
NHS information about Cornea Transplants.

NHS - Organ Donation 
NHS information about organ donation, including cornea donation.

British Blind Sport 
British Blind Sport ensure visually impaired people have access and enjoy sport and recreational activities.

British Blind Football
The Royal National College for the Blind provides opportunity for football players to develop their game through expert coaching, helping to produce players that can compete at national and international levels. Also participating in the National Visually Impaired Football League which has monthly fixtures.


Usher Syndrome
Information and support for Usher Syndrome from Sense.
Information line: 0300 330 9256 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)
Textphone: 0300 330 9252 (Monday – Friday 9am – 5pm)