Support 4 Sight assists people with sight loss, their carers and families. Expert staff and trained volunteers provide our services to assist people coming to terms with losing their sight and to cope long term with the social, emotional and practical issues that they face living with sight loss.
We offer demonstrations of specialised technology and low vision equipment to enable independent living. All manner of equipment can be tried before purchasing to ensure it is exactly the right thing. Please give us a call to arrange a visit, drop into our Chelmsford Centre, or come along to one of our exhibitions.
Support 4 Sight have Eye Clinic Liaison Officers (ECLOs), who work closely with medical and nursing staff in hospital eye clinics, and the sensory team in social services. They provide those recently diagnosed with an eye condition, the practical and emotional support which they need to understand their diagnosis, deal with their sight loss and maintain their independence.
We have an ECLO in Princess Alexandra Hospital (Harlow).
The support we offer on home visits assists people to live safely and independently at home. It includes how to cope with initial sight loss diagnosis, information on health issues, Eccentric viewing (use of peripheral sight), daily living skills advice, relevant training and lighting assessments to reduce risks of falls and in-home security advice.