Managing sight loss

Being told you have sight loss can be scary and confusing for both you and your friends and family. But talking to people in a similar situation can really help. London Vision hosts Managing Sight Loss sessions both over the telephone and computer to help people who are adjusting to life with sight loss.

The content of these sessions explain where to get help and advice, and how to contact your local sensory team and how to explore simple solutions to everyday living with sight loss. The sessions also address the benefits of being registered as blind or partially sighted, introduce you to assistive technology and advise on how to get out and about with confidence. Most importantly, the sessions are an opportunity to hear from you and other participants, as well as any friends and family you would like to join.

All the sessions are informal and are followed up with a phone call to answer any additional questions. The content is largely the same as the Living Well with Sight Loss course – visit this page to learn more about specific areas covered. A recent participant on the Managing Sight Loss course has written about his experience of it – you can read his blog here.

Upcoming sessions

If you would more information or to attend a session, get in contact on: 0203 761 3651 or

Details of the sessions are below:

Date and time Content covered
13 April 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm Getting about safely
14 April 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm Life hacks in the kitchen
16 April 1 pm – 2 pm  Lunchtime assistive technology drop-in
20 April 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm Life hacks for everyday living
21 April 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm An introduction to assistive technology
23 April 1 pm – 2 pm Lunchtime assistive technology drop-in
27 April 2.30 pm to 3.30 pm Stay healthy, feel good about yourself
27 April 6 pm to 7.30 pm Advanced assistive technology
30 April 1 pm – 2 pm  Lunchtime assistive technology drop-in