Celebrating our Volunteers for National Volunteer Week 2020

The support our volunteers provide plays such a vital role within the operations of our charity. Being a small charity that covers such vast ground within the sight-loss community of Wales, our volunteers enable us to offer sustainable and consistent support to our service users. To show our thanks to our wonderful volunteers, we would […]

All about…Diabetic Retinopathy

What is it? Diabetic retinopathy is a complication of diabetes. It is caused by high blood sugar levels damaging the back of the eye (retina). It can cause blindness if left undiagnosed and untreated. How diabetes can affect the eyes The light sensitive cells found in the retina convert light into electric signals. These signals […]

All About Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD)

What is it? Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is a common condition affecting the central part of your vision. It is the leading cause of severe vision loss in adults over 60. It occurs when the small central part of your retina, known as the macula, wears down.  It doesn’t cause blindness but it can make […]

Agreement between ophthalmologists and optometrists in the certification of vision impairment

Sight Sight Cymru funded research which has allowed for this paper regarding CVI (Certification of Visually Impaired) to be published.  The paper investigates the certification process that is undertaken within the UK to register patients as impaired or severely sight impaired that is currently carried out by consultant ophthalmologists. The research assesses the agreement between […]

Living the good life – Gardening Tips by Sight Cymru’s Diana Evans

In these difficult times there is a little light that can help and give you a rosy glow.  Getting back to nature can give you a little lift when you see the first green shoots appear through the dark soil with a promise of vegetables for the future.  The harvest is the achievement of your […]