Visual impairment

Glasses and an eye test board

Kent Association For the Blind (KAB)

KAB is a UK registered charity providing rehabilitation services for people with sight impairments in Kent, Medway and Bromley. They also provide some specialist support in Bexley. There are six rehabilitation teams around the region and three Sight Centres.

They provide free, specialist support for children and adults, including those who have learning disabilities and those who are deaf/blind. This support enables people to be independent and to exercise choice and control over their lives.

They achieve this by tailoring their services to people's needs: no two people's needs are the same, so each person's rehabilitation programme must take into account their unique requirements.

Royal National Institute for the Blind

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) is the UK's leading charity offering information, support and advice to almost two million people with sight loss.

Their pioneering work helps anyone with a sight problem - not just with braille and Talking Books, but with imaginative and practical solutions to everyday challenges. They also provide information on eye conditions and provide support and advice for people living with sight loss.


Blind Veterans UK

Give practical support: training, rehabilitation and equipment all help blind veterans regain their independence and live full lives. Our welfare support and advice assist both veterans and their families. All our members have served our country - it can be recently, or many years ago. They may have served for a long or short time. Many of our members did National Service and have since lost their sight due to age-related medical conditions.


Guide Dogs London

Information on Guide Dogs London, who provide advice, support and services free of charge to those with visual impairment, can be found at Guide Dogs London


Thomas Pocklington Trust

The Thomas Pocklington Trust is committed to increasing awareness and understanding of the needs of people with sight loss and to developing and implementing services which meet their needs and improves lives. They have produced a number of guides, for example a Housing guide and a guide for assistive technology.


You may also find the following documents within this website useful: Sun eye health Eye care: No smoking Eye care: Regular eye tests Eye care: Looking after your sight

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