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Vision disorders in Childhood

If your child is affected by a medical condition or disability we can help. Call our freephone helpline on 0808 808 3555 to get information, support and advice. You can also browse our range of parent guides on aspects of caring for a disabled child in our resource library.

To meet other parents see support groups below or meet other parents online on our online community.

We no longer hold a description of Vision disorders in Childhood. You may find it more helpful to search for a particular or specific condition in our online medical information instead.

Other UK sites with trusted health information:

NHS Choices
www.nhs.uk

Patient UK
www.patient.co.uk

Although alternative links have been selected with great care, Contact cannot accept responsibility for any inaccuracies or errors. Alternative information providers comply with the Information Standard and give details of their quality control procedures on their website, which includes review of information by a qualified medical professional.

Is there support?

LOOK

Tel: 0121 450 7754
Email: information@look-uk.org
www.look-uk.org

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1140471. It provides information, support and activities for families with visually impaired children and young people. 

Group details last updated March 2015.

Blind Children UK

Tel: 0800 781 1444
Email: services@blindchildrenuk.org
www.blindchildrenuk.org

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1051607. It provides information, support and services for children and young people with a visual impairment and their families across the UK.       

Group details last updated February 2016.

VICTA Children

Tel: 01908 240 831
Email: admin@victa.org.uk
www.victa.org.uk

VICTA is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 1065029. It provides information and support to blind and partially sighted children, young people and their families across the UK. VICTA offers grants for equipment and services, youth weekends, family days and an annual family weekend.

Group details last updated September 2014.

Action for Blind People

Helpline: 0303 123 9999
Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk
www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk

The Organisation is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 205913. It is a national charity with local reach, providing practical help and support to blind and partially sighted people of all ages. The helplines services are run jointly by Action for Blind People and RNIB.

Group details last updated December 2014.

Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB)

Helpline: 0303 123 9999
Email: helpline@rnib.org.uk
www.rnib.org.uk

The Institute is a Registered Charity in England and Wales No. 226227. It provides information and support to anyone affected by sight loss, and offers a range of services across the UK. 

Group details last updated March 2016.

Talk to other families about your child's condition

Visit our online Vision disorders in Childhood group

Visit our online advice and support or read all about diagnosis.


You can also call us if you need information or advice on any aspect of caring for a disabled child. Monday to Friday, 9.30am to 5pm.


0808 808 3555 or helpline@contact.org.uk