"I was aware of Scottish War Blinded but my perception was that they helped soldiers injured in wartime and that my time in the Royal Navy Reserves didn't qualify me to be a member. Many years after my sight loss, I heard that I was eligible for membership, which was a pleasant surprise." Susan Dunham, Royal Navy Reserves veteran

Age and medical related sight loss after service

We don't care ad campaignToday, the majority of people we support served their country in their youth, with many completing National Service in the 1950s not considering themselves to be ‘veterans.’

Macular degeneration, the most common cause of sight loss in later life, is also the most common cause of sight loss amongst the older veterans that we support.

Other eye conditions, common amongst theose we support, include:

  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic related sight loss
  • Nystagmus
  • Cortical sight loss
  • Hemianopia
  • Cataracts
  • Charles Bonnet Syndrome. 

 

Do you know a veteran with sight loss? Call us today on 0800 035 6409 to find out how we can help.