There are many charities working hard to improve the lives of those with visual impairments by providing direct services, promoting awareness of specific conditions and facilitating research to find cures and developments.
Below is a list of 5 different charities you could consider supporting in the industry.
Guide Dogs for the blind offers guide dogs and support dogs for those with a serious vision impairment. The dogs are fully trained and the owners are also given training on how to work with the dig in their every day lives.
You can support the charity by fundraising, donating, volunteering, sponsoring or even rehoming retired guide dogs.
Diabetes UK looks at education and informing to help prevent Type 2 diabetes and campaign to support those affected or living with diabetes. They are also funding research that will one day hopefully lead to a cure.
You can support them by donating, fundraising, volunteering at their events or even campaigning to educate others on the disease.
Fight for Sight aim to stop sight loss through pioneering research. The science they fund is on the verge of so many discoveries that are already transforming lives.
You can support them by taking part in events such as the marathon or skydiving to fundraise for their research.
RNIB offer help and support for blind and partially sighted people – this can be anything from practical and emotional support, campaigning for change and reading services.
RNIB has a crucial role to play in creating a world where there are no barriers to people with sight loss.
You can support them by donating, fundraising, volunteering at their events or even campaigning to educate others on sight loss.
Vision Matters is a campaign set up by Eye Health UK to promote and champion National Eye Health Week, which is from Monday the 20th September 2021 to Sunday 26th September. It promotes the importance of good eye health and the need for regular eye tests and educates local communities on eye care.