We have a huge amount of information and statistics about sight loss but here are some answers to the common questions we are asked by journalists.
If you need further facts or figures, please contact the PR Team on 0207 391 2223 or [email protected]
If you are looking for a quote or an interview, we have a number of experts who can help you. Read about our key spokespeople.
We have a number of blind and partially sighted people who are happy to share their stories and speak to journalists. Let us know what type of case study you are looking for and we will do our best to match you up. For further information please contact the PR Team on 0207 391 2223 or [email protected].
You can find our media releases on our website.
"Almost two million people in the UK are living with sight loss."
Source: Access Economics, 2009
Almost two million people have a sight problem which has a serious impact on their daily lives. That's about one person in thirty. It includes people who are registered blind and partially sighted, and all the other people whose sight problems have a significant impact on daily activities.
The five leading causes of sight loss in the UK are refractive error, age-related macular degeneration, cataract, glaucoma and diabetic retinopathy.
Access Economics, 2009
"Around 360,000 people are registered blind or partially sighted in the UK."
Please note that not all people who are blind or partially sighted are registered.