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Blind & Visual Impairment incl. Deaf Blind

Updated: 07.11.2019

Royal National Institute for Blind People - RNIB
http://www.rnib.org.uk/Pages/Home.aspx (opens in a new window) 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)
Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk

Retina UK
https://retinauk.org.uk/
Providing information and support for those affected by inherited progressive sight loss.
Helpline: 0845 123 2354 (lines open Monday – Friday 9.30am – 9.30pm)
Email: helpline@retinauk.org.uk

Moorfields Hospital
http://www.moorfields.nhs.uk/landing-page/our-services (opens in a new window)
Moorfields are a specialist eye hospital based in London, further information about their services can be found online.

Children and Young People’s Services
http://www.guidedogs.org.uk/services/children-and-young-peoples-services/#.Wi5nOlVl-po
Support services for children, young people and their families from Guide Dogs.

Childhood Cataracts
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Cataracts-childhood/Pages/Introduction.aspx
NHS information on cataracts in babies and children.

Eye Tests for Children
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/eye-tests-for-children/Pages/Introduction.aspx
Information on the routine eye tests offered to newborn babies and children.

NHS - Cornea Transplant
http://www.nhs.uk/conditions/corneatransplant/Pages/Introduction.aspx(opens in a new window)
NHS information about Cornea Transplants.

NHS - Organ Donation
http://www.nhs.uk/Conditions/Organ-donation/Pages/Introduction.aspx (opens in a new window)
NHS information about organ donation, including cornea donation.

British Blind Sport
http://www.britishblindsport.org.uk/index.php?id=1 (opens in a new window)
British Blind Sport ensure visually impaired people have access and enjoy sport and recreational activities.

British Blind Football
http://www.rncb.ac.uk/page.php?id=850 (opens in a new window)
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.
 

DEAF BLIND

Usher Syndrome
https://www.sense.org.uk/content/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)