Useful links

White Stick Guide - Tom Lorimer's guide is a compendium of very useful sites at

The RNIB Sight Loss - What We Needed to Know doc

RNIB film about registering your sight loss

Other local organisations (by area) supporting those with sight loss:



Southend and Basildon


Sensing Change (was Suffolk Social Services)

Local hospitals with eye clinics

West Suffolk Hospital

Addenbrooke's Hospital

Ipswich Hospital

Media and Talking Book Services

St Edmundsbury Newstalk (local)

Calibre Audio Library

RNIB Newsagent (formerly National Talking Newspapers)

Torch Trust (faith based)

ClearVision (children's talking books)


Telephones for the Blind

BBC In Touch

Eye Health and Conditions

The Eyecare Trust - an independent source of information on all eye-related issues including a wealth of information on specific eye conditions.

Moorfields Eye Hospital - the major eye hospital in the UK. Details of a variety of eye conditions and possible treatments.

A-Z of Eye Conditions (RNIB)

RP Fighting Blindness (formerly the British Retinitis Pigmentosa Society)

Nystagmus Network

Retinopathy - Diabetes UK (important information for all diabetics)
Esme's Umbrella - Charles Bonnet Syndrome

National Sight Loss Organisations


Guide Dogs for the Blind

The Macular Society

Royal Society for Blind Children

The Deaf Blind Association

Armed Forces Organisations

Blind Veterans UK

Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Families Association (SSAFA)

The British Legion

Other Organisations

The Stroke Association

Age UK

Suffolk Constabulary


Suffolk on Board (Suffolk passenger transport)


Royal National College for the Blind