Coming to terms

If eyesight is deteriorating there will need to be periods of adjustment, and this can also be true for people who were born with sight loss, especially as they get older and become more aware of how their condition affects the way they live their life.

Reactions can be similar to bereavement, and people with sight loss may experience a wide range of emotions. This is all part of coming to terms with living life with a visual impairment.

Emotions & feelings

It’s important to understand that it is normal to feel different emotions around sight loss, such as:

Fear, sadness, shock, anxiety, depression, helplessness, anger and denial.

Another condition that can occur with sight loss is Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) which causes visual hallucinations. If you, or anyone you know experiences anything like this, try not to be alarmed; it does not mean it is a mental health issue. Your local GP or eye specialist can also help answer any questions regarding this condition.

Always remember, talking things through can help

At NAB, we are on hand to provide as much support as possible We can discuss your situation and needs, and one of our community team may be able to visit you in your home too.

Call our team on 01604 719193 Monday-Friday 9:30am – 4pm for more information.

Life With Sight Loss

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Living with sight loss

Coming to terms with sight loss can be very challenging, but there are many ways to adjust, make life more manageable and live life to the full.

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Local support, from NAB

NAB provides support, information and services to those living with, and adjusting to, sight loss including in-home visits from our community team.

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Viewpoint & Talking News

Access to our in-house magazine, packed with NAB news, as well as Talking News, our spoken version of local news, kindly put together by our wonderful volunteers.

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Events & Meet-ups

Get all the latest on our upcoming NAB events and fundraising activities, and discover the different meetups that run across the county.

Latest NAB news

Latest ViewPoint

Viewpoint is NAB's in-house magazine, filled with news, updates and features about our work. It is published two to three times per year.

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Together, we can make a difference

Individuals, local businesses and our wonderful team of volunteers make all the difference when it comes to realising our vision of bettering the lives of people living with visual impairment. Thank you, to you all.