The charities below are working to improve the lives of people with sight loss and visual impairment through funding research, campaigning for awareness, improving the delivery of quality eye care and providing direct support to the people affected.
Blind Veterans UK – Providing support for anyone who has served in the Armed Forces, or who has done National Service, and who is now living with significant sight loss.
Diabetes UK – Leading UK charity for people affected by diabetes. They fight against the growing crisis by funding research, campaigning and helping people who live with the condition.
Fight for Sight – The UK’s largest charity funding pioneering eye research since 1965.
Guide Dogs UK – Providing people with sight loss the support they need to be able to move around safely and confidently.
International Glaucoma Association (IGA) – Providing help to everyone affected by sight loss from glaucoma.
The Macular Society – the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss.
Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia & Coloboma Support (MACS) – the UK’s national charity for children and parents/carers of children born with Microphthalmia, Anophthalmia, Coloboma and related conditions.
Nystagmus Network – The Nystagmus Network is the oldest charity in the UK providing support and information about the eye condition nystagmus.
Orbis – Transforms lives by providing the skills, resources and knowledge needed to deliver accessible quality eye care.
Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) – Provides practical and emotional support for everyone affected by sight loss.
SeeAbility – Supports people with sight loss and multiple disabilities, including learning and physical disabilities, mental health difficulties, acquired brain injury and life-limiting conditions.
Sightsavers – An international charity that works in more than 30 countries to eliminate avoidable blindness and support people with visual impairments.
Thomas Pocklington Trust – Committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the needs of people with sight loss and to developing and implementing services which meet their needs and improves their lives.
Uveitis Information Group – A patient led charity, run by volunteers who suffer from uveitis that provides high quality information and support to patients and professionals.
Vision 2020 UK – An umbrella organisation which leads collaboration and co-operation between organisations with an interest in eye health and sight loss.
World Sight Foundation – A small group of highly motivated volunteers that support the teaching and training of those involved with eye care.