More about the Managing Sight Loss course
Joining a Managing Sight Loss course is a great opportunity to boost your confidence, giving you the chance to meet and share your experiences with others in a similar situation. You will learn about practical solutions and support that can help you adjust to life with sight loss. You will also be able learn from each other’s personal experiences and be able to exchange top tips. Managing Sight Loss courses are for people experiencing sight loss, but also for their family and friends.
Each course is packed with information
Our courses are informal, relaxed and welcoming. We will provide advice and information about a variety of topics, including those listed below. Click on each topic below to find out more.
Managing Sight Loss course topics
Benefits of registration
Click here to learn more about the benefits of registering as sight impaired or severely sight impaired.
Sources of support
Click here for sources of support, advice and information.
Benefits of using technology
Click here for information about assistive and accessible tech that might be useful for people with sight loss.
Getting around confidently and safely
Visit this page for advice on how to regain confidence making independent journeys, apps that can help, and tips for the home.
Sport and leisure
Visit this page for advice on how to continuing taking part in sport and leisure activities while living with sight loss.
Holidays and travelling
Check out this page for tips on booking travel and going on holiday from attendees on the Managing Sight Loss sessions.
Life hacks: gardening without sight
Love gardening but losing your sight? Check out these tips from Managing Sight Loss course attendees and get back out in your garden!
Life hacks: shopping
In this section find tips and advice for improving your shopping experiences, including the advice of Managing Sight Loss course attendees.
Making TV more accessible
Tips for making TV more accessible and pleasurable to watch and enjoy when you are blind and partially sighted.
Life hacks: medication
Struggling to manage your medication? Check out this page for some life hacks focussing on medication.
Life hacks: using cash
Need some tips to make you feel more confident using cash when out and about? Check out the Managing Sight Loss life hacks: using cash.
Looking good, feeling good
Advice and tips for everyday tasks such as applying make up and doing your hair.
Keep it clean
When you have little to no vision, tasks like cleaning can be harder to do. Check out top tips and blind hacks for cleaning your home.
Want to try online shopping or banking but don't know where to start? Check out this page for tips and advice.
Beating the scammers
Do you know how to spot a scam? Check out these tips from London Vision, RNIB and Age UK, learn how to spot scams and stay safe.
Life hacks: eating at home and out and about
Managing Sight Loss course attendees have put together their top tips for eating out, including advice on how to advocate for your needs.
Life hacks: kitchen
Check out this page for tips and tricks for the kitchen - including gadgets, contrast and lighting ideas and useful techniques.
Reading and writing with low vision
On this Managing Sight Loss resource page we explore hints and tips for reading and writing with little or no vision.
Feeling good about and within yourself
Losing your sight can impact your emotional wellbeing. On this page, Managing Sight Loss course attendees give advice on staying well.
Do you struggle with smartphones? How about landline telephones? Read this resource for tips on using phones with sight loss.
Trips and falls
Falls are a common cause of hospitalisation, but there are things you can do to prevent them - check out some tips on this page.
Visit this area to find tips on gaining and staying in employment, and resources for employers.