Useful Links

British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society

The BRPS was founded in 1975 and is a registered charity set up for the benefit of those with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). It is a self help group which seeks to help its members live with and overcome their visual problems and to bring relief by stimulating research into the causes, and eventually the treatment, of RP.
www.brps.org.uk

Cats Eyes

Support group for families affected by childhood cataracts.  
www.geocities.com/catseyeswebsite

CSR/CSC support group site

Web-based support group for people with central serous retinopathy/chorioretinopathy.
http://health.groups.yahoo.com/group/csreye/

Deafblind UK

Specialises in meeting the needs and developing the potential of adults who are both deaf and blind. A range of comprehensive services are available to deafblind members, their support assistants and professionals in this field.
www.deafblind.org.uk

Diabetes UK

Provides support for people with diabetes.
www.diabetes.org.uk

Dystonia Society

Charity providing information and support for people with blepharospasm and facial dystonia.
www.dystonia.org.uk

Eyeless Trust UK

Charity helps children suffering from anophthalmia, microphthalmia or coloboma.
www.eyeless.org.uk

The Keratoconus Group

Provides information and support to people with keratoconus.
www.keratoconus-group.org.uk

Macular Disease Society

UK charity dedicated to helping people with macular degeneration.
www.maculardisease.org/

Micro and Anophthalmic Childrens Society

MACS is a volunteer parent support group for families of children born with microphthalmia, anophthalmia and coloboma.
www.macs.org.uk

National Blind Children’s Society

Charity supporting parents and children with a visual impairment all the way from diagnosis to adulthood.
www.nbcs.org.uk

Sense

Sense is the national voluntary organisation supporting and campaigning for people who are deafblind, their families, their carers, and professionals who work with them.
www.sense.org.uk

Uveitis Information Group

Organisation devoted to providing easily understood information and support for anyone affected by or interested in uveitis.
www.uveitis.net    

Action for Blind People

UK charity which aims to enable blind and partially sighted people to enjoy equal opportunities in every aspect of their lives through work, leisure, housing and support.
http://www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk

Association of Blind Piano Tuners

The Association of Blind Piano Tuners exists to serve the professional and particular needs of its members and other blind and partially sighted piano tuners throughout the world.
www.uk-piano.org

British Blind Sport

British Blind Sport is a charity which provides sporting opportunities for blind and partially sighted people. Members take part in a variety of sports, and activities range from amateur ‘have a go’ days to competing in international events.
www.britishblindsport.org.uk

British Computer Association of the Blind

The British Computer Association of the Blind is an organisation of visually impaired people who use information and communications technology.
www.bcab.org.uk

British Wireless for the Blind Fund

BWBF provides, on a permanent free loan basis, radios, radio cassette recorders and CD radio cassette recorders, to UK registered blind people, over the age of eight and who are in need.
www.blind.org.uk

Guide Dogs for the Blind

Providing guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.
www.gdba.org.uk

Royal National Institute for the Blind

The RNIB offers practical support and advice to anyone with a sight problem.
www.rnib.org.uk

Sort it!

A website for young people with visual impairments (run by the RNIB).
www.sortit.org.uk

Talking Newspaper Association of the UK

Provides newspapers and magazines in alternative formats to print for the visually impaired and disabled.
www.tnauk.org.uk

Thomas Pocklington Trust

Housing and support for people with sight loss.
www.pocklington-trust.org.uk

Fight for Sight

Conducts research into the prevention of blindness and treatment of eye disease in the UK.
www.fightforsight.org.uk

Clear labelling

A pressure group for visually impaired people that aims to persuade UK retailers to produce more accessible labelling on their product packaging.
www.clearlabelling.co.uk

Department of Health

Main website of the Department of Health in England.
www.dh.gov.uk

NHS in England

Portal site providing access to information and services about the NHS in England.
www.nhs.uk

NHS Direct

Website of the national free NHS helpline service.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk

NHS health encyclopedia


An A-to-Z listing featuring information about a range of health conditions, including eye conditions.
www.nhsdirect.nhs.uk/encyclopaedia

NHS Blood and Transplant

Encourages people to donate blood, organs and tissues.
www.nhsbt.nhs.uk

AMD Alliance

Support for people with age-related macular degeneration.
www.amdalliance.org

International Glaucoma Association

The IGA is a patient-based organisation which works to prevent glaucoma blindness by providing information, literature and advice.
www.iga.org.uk

RobboBraile

A free service allowing people to convert documents automatically to and from Braille and synthetic speech, accessed by email.

http://www.robobraille.org/

Christian Blind Mission

An organisation reaching out to 18 million people each year who face living in poverty with a disability.
www.cbmuk.org.uk

International Trachoma Initiative

Campaigning to eliminate the world’s leading cause of preventable blindness.
www.trachoma.org

ORBIS

ORBIS International strives to eliminate avoidable blindness and restore sight in the developing world.
www.orbis.org

Sight Savers International

Campaigns to restore sight and improve the lives of people who are irreversibly blind in poor countries around the world.
www.sightsavers.org.uk

World Glaucoma Day

Site established to promote ‘World Glaucoma Day’, which is designed to promote global awareness of glaucoma.
www.wgday.net

Cochrane Eyes and Vision Group

CEVG is an international network of individuals working to prepare, maintain and promote access to systematic reviews of interventions to treat or prevent eye diseases or visual impairment.
www.cochraneeyes.org

Royal College of Ophthalmologists

Medical college charged with maintaining standards for the benefit of patients.
www.rcophth.ac.uk

College of Optometrists

 www.college-optometrists.org

Eye Cancer Network

The Eye Cancer Network is an educational site dedicated to helping eye tumour patents find information about their condition and treatment, and providing support for patients and their families.
www.eyecancer.com

Eye UK

EyeUK is a resource of links to and reviews of UK websites related to the eye, vision and ophthalmology.
www.eyeuk.com

Glaucoma Foundation

www.glaucomafoundation.org

Macular Degeneration Network

Information site for patients who suffer from macular degeneration and the health professionals who care for them.
www.macular-degeneration.org

Royal National College for the Blind

The UK’s leading college of further education and training for people (16+) who are blind or partially sighted.
www.rncb.ac.uk

Institute of Ophthalmology

Works to further the understanding of the processes of vision and to develop new diagnostic and therapeutic
strategies for the benefit of patients worldwide.
www.ucl.ac.uk/ioo

Ophthalmic Research Network

An online resource for anyone interested in any aspect of ophthalmic research and eye health.
www.site4sight.org.uk

Eyes and Vision Specialist Library

An online library and information resource aimed at both generalist and specialist health professionals involved in eye care.
www.library.nhs.uk/eyes

Last updated: May 8, 2018