Every 15 minutes someone in the UK starts to lose their sight but almost half (47 per cent) of eye hospitals do not have support for people who are going blind. Being told you're losing your sight can be extremely traumatic to come to terms with, and everyone reacts differently. No one should have to face the prospect alone or without the support they need to help them through the situation. By 2019 we want every eye clinic in the UK to have a sight loss adviser. But right now we need to protect existing posts and are calling on the NHS and other funders to defend their budgets.
To ensure every person who is told they're losing their sight is offered emotional support and practical advice when they want it.
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