How do I register as blind or partially sighted?

Your eye specialist (Ophthalmologist) is the only person that can certify your level of sight loss with your local authority as sight impaired (partially sighted) or blind (severely sight impaired). You need to have lost a significant level of vision in both your eyes before your Ophthalmologist is able to start the process. However, if you have poor vision in both eyes (with your glasses on) that is unlikely to improve you should ask your Ophthalmologist or eye clinic staff about certification and registration. Your eye clinic may also have an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer who could advise you if you are likely to qualify for registration and also assist you with other support.

Further information about registering your sight loss can be found on RNIB's Registering as sight impaired webpages.

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