Eye conditions

The eye is a complex part of the body and as a result there are many different conditions that have an impact on sight. We are committed to providing the highest quality information about as many of these conditions as possible.

Information on eye conditions

The following pages provide information on how the eye works and a range of eye conditions which can cause sight loss. We are able to provide some of this information in other languages.

We are a certified member of the Information Standard, however we are not a medical organisation, therefore we can only provide general information that is not intended to be a substitute for a proper medical assessment.

Contact us

If you would like to speak to someone in our Eye Health Information Service, or if you have any queries about your eye sight, please call our Helpline on 0303 123 9999 or email eyehealth@rnib.org.uk.

We are ready to answer your call Monday to Friday 8.45am to 5.30pm. Outside these times, leave us a message and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.

We're here to help

Our Helpline is your direct line to the support, advice, and products you need to face the future with confidence. If you or someone you know has a sight problem, our specialist advice workers can help.

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