National sight loss organisations
Alström Syndrome UK
Provides support for those affected by Alström Syndrome, their carers and professionals working with them.
Information, advice and support for people with an appropriate interest in albinism.
Batten Disease Family Association
The BDFA is the only UK patient organisation supporting families and professionals and facilitating research.
British Blind Sport
Providing sport and recreation for blind and partially sighted people.
British Computer Association of the Blind
BCAB is an organisation of visually impaired people who use information and communications technology (ICT).
British Council for Prevention of Blindness
Funds scientific research into blindness prevention and sight restoration.
British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society
Dedicated to finding a treatment or cure for retinitis pigmentosa, BRPS also provides information and a telephone helpline for those who need to know more or need help.
British Wireless for the Blind Fund
Supplying radio and audio sets to all registered blind and partially sighted people who are in need.
UK postal lending library of mainstream children's books with added braille.
The College of Optometrists
Professional, Scientific and Examining Body for Optometry in the UK, working for the public benefit.
Specialist services and human support to deafblind people and those who have progressive sight and hearing loss acquired throughout their lives.
The Eyecare Trust
Focused on the importance of good eye health. Raises awareness of all aspects of ocular health, the importance of regular eye care and good eye wear.
Guide Dogs for the Blind
Providing guide dogs, mobility and other rehabilitation services that meet the needs of blind and partially sighted people.
International Glaucoma Association
A patient-based organisation which works to prevent glaucoma blindness by providing information, literature and advice.
Supporting parents and carers of children with a visual impairment.
Information service focusing on eye care and vision for people with learning disabilities.
MACS - The Micro and Anophthalmic Childrens Society
The home of information about Microanophthalmia, Anophthalmia, Coloboma and related conditions. MACS offer support and information to parents and professionals in the UK and around the world. Macs also give parents, families and children the opportunity to meet each other, support each other and learn from each other.
A self-help society for those diagnosed with any of the eye conditions encompassed by the overall name of macular disease.
National Blind Childrens Society
Enabling blind and partially sighted children and young people to achieve their educational and recreational goals.
NHS Eyes and Vision Specialist Library
Organises and facilitates access to the best currently available evidence on eye health in order to support and inform clinical care in NHS England.
National self-help organisation to raise awareness of nystagmus, provide information and support and promote research.
Royal London Society for the Blind
Offers independently acclaimed "best in class" education, training and employment services to people who are blind or partially sighted.
Royal National College for the Blind
UK's leading college of further education and training for people (16+) who are blind or partially sighted.
Offering information, support and advice to people with sight loss.
Scottish War Blinded
Scottish War Blinded is one of the key veteran’s charities in Scotland. The charity's aim is to provide former members of the armed forces, who have a significant visual impairment, assistance that will enable them to live independent and fulfilling lives.
To enable individuals who are blind or partially sighted with additional disabilities to achieve their full potential.
For children and adults who are deafblind or have associated disabilities.
National Bureau for Students with Disabilities.
Thomas Pocklington Trust
Housing and support for people with sight loss.
Founded in 1987, VICTA was set up by parents of blind and partially sighted children who were struggling to meet the needs of their children, as the years past, and with the successful fundraising, the charity became a national service for all families with a visually impaired child.
VISION 2020 UK
Umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment.
Visionary is a membership organisation for local sight loss charities - sometimes known as local societies or associations for blind and partially sighted people.