How can we help
Many people who become sight impaired or blind experience a time of grieving; this is natural, but it need not continue.
For many, the first point of contact with Insight is by ringing our Helpline on 01242 22 11 70 or popping into our Low Vision Centre in Cheltenham.
With help towards readjustment, it is possible to go on with one’s life and enjoy pastimes and hobbies, new and old.
From a practical point of view, a few simple changes may be all that’s required. For example, making sure that things are kept in a certain place and returned there after use. Or just making sure there is ample light, avoiding glare and using colour and tonal contrast. On occasions magnifying or telescopic lenses are appropriate and perhaps other more specialised equipment such as liquid level indicators, talking microwave ovens, etc.
Take a look at our Online catalogue which contains more information about the aids that are available.
Sight impaired people will continue to benefit as technology advances, enabling everyone to keep in touch, stay informed and cope with the increasing demands of life.
Ultimately, although sight impairment and blindness are serious, life changing conditions, with the right help and support and a willingness to accept a challenge, the feelings of loss and its implications can be overcome.
People with sight impairment can enjoy an independent and fulfilling life. Insight Gloucestershire is an independent, local charity specifically dedicated to helping people living with low vision, so please feel free to contact us if you feel you would like any advice and support.
Our friendly staff are trained and experienced. They are here to help you through any difficulties that you may experience due to your sight impairment. Please call Insights Helpline on 01242 22 11 70
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