Sight loss can impact not only the person affected but their carer too.

The RNIB runs an information line to offer help and support to carers and those affected by sight loss – 0303 123 9999 or email

The RNIB have also teamed up with Carers UK to offer information on caring for someone with sight loss –

Local organisations

Dorset Blind Association – – can support you if someone you care about is experiencing sight loss. You can phone them on 01202 712869 or visit at their centre in Poole to find out more about how they can help.

For the visually impaired they have a number of social groups across the county. You can find out more about their groups on their website –

Macula Society – – have information and advice on Supporting someone with a macular condition. You can contact them on 0300 3030 111 for advice and information on how they can support you.

Macular Society has a number of groups for those affected by Macular disease across Dorset: you can find your nearest on their website –