Age Related Macular Degeneration – new diagnostic techniques being used at Cardiff University!

Technology normally used in the newest telescopes to find distant stars is now helping to diagnose the developed world’s most common form of sight loss in adults. Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) leads to the loss of central vision when looking at something directly ahead, such as a television or book. In the UK, the number […]

A Newport man who partially lost his eyesight four years ago has picked up his paint brush again, determined to create art again.

Nic Hughes, 59, lost his peripheral vision four years ago as a result of a brain haemorrhage. Once a keen painter who held art exhibitions in Malpas and Caerleon, he stopped painting because of the loss of his vision. “It is like wearing blinkers on both eyes,” he said of his condition. Mr Hughes said […]

New Caerphilly Hearing Group – Caerphilly Hear to Meet

The new Caerphilly group for people with hearing loss met for the first time today (2nd July 2013) at St Helens RC Community Hall, Caerphilly. The group called Caerphilly Hear to Meet is a partnership between Action on Hearing Loss (AoHL) and Sight Cymru. 14 people attended (plus some family/friends) and enjoyed this launch meeting […]

June 2013 News

Cake ‘n’ Coffee Open Day at Caerphilly On Wednesday 26th June – our Supporting People Team held a Cake ‘n’ Coffee Open Day at New Cottage Dance Centre Ystrad Mynach Caerphilly. There were scrumptious welsh cakes, tea and coffee and visitors were able to chat with professionals about sight and hearing loss issues and practical […]

Wales & West Vision Conference 2013

Our conference this year was co-hosted with SeeAbility and proved to be a terrific partnership!. SeeAbility’s purpose is to encourage people who are blind or partially sighted and have multiple disabilities to achieve their full potential and enhance their quality of life. Working together in this partnership we were able to reach highly qualified speakers […]

May 2013 News

Donation received in Lieu of Flowers Sight Cymru has received a very generous donation of £228 from the family and friends of the late Mrs Elsie Elizabeth James. In accordance with Elsie’s wishes a collection was made at the funeral in lieu of flowers and has been donated to us by Cherrie Withers (Elsie’s daughter) […]

Abergavenny Round Table Donate £600 to Sight Cymru

Members of Abergavenny Round Table presented a cheque of £600 to our CEO Sharon Beckett recently. See our Facebook page. The monies are to be used to provide training for medical staff at Neville Hall Hospital. Round Table raises funds through various activities and their main aim is ensure that local people benefit. Sight Cymru […]

Sight Cymru awarded a grant from: The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust

Sight Cymru has been awarded a grant of £2500 from the trust. The monies will be used to support the children’s club “Goggles” which runs in Torfaen. The Millennium Stadium Charitable Trust was established through an agreement between the Millennium Stadium and the Millennium Commission and its income is generated through a levy on every […]