Many of the people we support have age related macular degeneration and our eye clinic liaison officer Linda Sethi points out we’re seeing more referrals at an earlier age – 50s and 60s. It’s the leading cause of irreversible sight loss – although it must be stressed that irreversible doesn’t mean treatment isn’t available. This [...]
Citizens Advice is here to help people navigate the on-line application process and to support them if they need extra help. We have Help to Claim Advisers available for face to face appointments at 6-10 Whitegate Drive each weekday afternoon from 1-5pm, bookings can be made on 01253 308405 For help over the phone there’s [...]
In World Glaucoma Week our project manager and outreach worker Phil Richardson, 61, reveals his own experiences – since glaucoma struck him 22 years ago, and our eye clinic liaison officer Linda Sethi offers advice. Please follow link to coverage: https://www.entirelynorthwest.co.uk/news/charity/lancashire/don-39-t-let-the-sneak-thief-of-sight-strike6754
Glaucoma is an eye condition where the optic nerve, which connects the eye to the brain, becomes damaged. It is usually caused by fluid building up in the front part of the eye which increases pressure inside the eye. Glaucoma is more common than you think. It affects 1 in 50 people in the UK [...]
We are holding a Visual Support Day on Friday 1st March at 10.00am. Come along and explore the latest products and technologies for blind and partially sighted people. We look forward to meeting you.
Chris Carter is marching to his own beat as drummer for Collabro’s 10-week 51 date UK tour (which started on Feb 10). Chris, who oversaw production of N-Vision’s Talking Newspaper for 300 blind and partially sighted listeners across Blackpool Fylde and Wyre, says the “opportunity of a lifetime was too good to miss.” As colleagues [...]
The sight of Jeremy Kyle’s name – super sized on a TV screen – may not be for the faint hearted but it delighted members of the visually impaired community. A brand-new TV Box home entertainment system from specialist software/hardware company Synapptic was one of the stars of the Assistive Technology show at N-Vision, the [...]