SeeAbility (formerly The Royal School for the Blind, Registered Charity No 255913) is a specialist charity supporting children and adults in the UK living with sight loss and multiple disabilities, including learning, physical and mental health disabilities, acquired brain injury and life limiting conditions.
A person with disabilities is ten times more likely to have a serious sight condition than someone without a disability. When sight conditions are undiagnosed, this can cause lifelong complications and potentially sight loss.
Early detection of sight conditions is essential in order for effective prevention and treatment. Our new Children in Focus Campaign will transform how children with disabilities in the UK receive sight tests and help shape national change to make these specialist eye tests standard practice in special needs schools.
Our approach takes experience, highly trained staff, dedication and patience; we see this as an investment in a person’s future. We teach and empower people to develop and maintain their skills to lead meaningful and fulfilling lives.
Being a fairly small charity, we do not have the resource to invest in expensive advertising opportunities, nor do we have the level of media support and sponsorship for our campaigns that larger well known charities do, despite the fact we are one of the only charities to offer this specialist support.
For more information about SeeAbility, please contact us on: 01372 755000 or visit our website: www.seeability.org.uk.
Did you know…
There is a direct link between depression and sight loss in older people
A sight test is more likely to detect diabetes in men than a GP
6 out of 10 children in special schools have undiagnosed sight conditions