What is Visual Impairment (Low Vision)?

Visual Impairment (also known as Low Vision) is when a person’s sight can’t be fully corrected with glasses or contact lenses.

It's estimated that nearly two million people in the UK are affected by significant sight loss and around 360,000 of these are registered as sight impaired (partially sighted) or severely sight impaired (blind) according to the NHS Choices website.

For information on the process and the benefits of registering as sight impaired (partially sighted) or severely sight impaired (blind), please follow this website link:

Action For Blind People‎ - (part of RNIB Group) - Sight loss registration


Relevant Topics


Visual Impairment (Low Vision)

Visual Impairment (Low Vision) - Introduction

What is Visual Impairment (Low Vision)?

Main Causes of Visual Impairment (Low Vision)

Visual Impairment (Low Vision) - Treatment & Support

Visual Impairment (Low Vision) - Services

Visual Impairment (Low Vision) - Local Optometry Schemes

Visual Impairment - Keeping your eyes healthy (Top 10 Tips)

Shropshire Services & Self-Help Support Groups - Visual Impairment (Low Vision)

National Services - Visual Impairment (Low Vision)


Self Care and Support

Self Care and Support - Introduction