Sight Loss - support for people with sight loss
What does it do?
We are required to keep a register of people with a visual impairment, however, registration is entirely voluntary. Only a Consultant ophthalmologist can certify that someone is eligible to be registered. If the eye condition you have affects both eyes and is not correctable by spectacles, contact lenses or treatment, then you may be certified as eligible for blind or partially sighted registration. If you agree to registration your consultant will complete Certificate of Visual impairment (CVI). This form will then be forwarded to the sensory support team.
There are two categories of registration:
- severely sight impaired/blind
- sight impaired/partially sighted.
Who it is for?
Where it is available?
How to access or apply for it:
Social Care Direct
Tel: 0845 850 5010
Fax: 0191 383 5752
Minicom: 0142 988 4124