iSightCornwall are the first centre of resource for all in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are affected by sight loss, whatever their age, circumstance or condition.
Here at iSightcornwall, we care passionately about helping anyone living with a visual impairment and have done ever since our foundation in 1856 when the charity supported Cornish miners. We are ready and willing to afford them support and encouragement to lead active, independent, and involved lives, at home, in the workplace, in their education, and by no means least, in their social lives.
Our dedicated and professional team is ready to help everyone living with sight loss, whether recent or longstanding, sudden or gradual, for the person directly concerned and for family members, friends and colleagues who are affected by these changes too.
We will also do what we can to help people deal with the environmental, societal and financial repercussions that often ensue. We understand the complexities and life-changing nature of sight loss and the range of essential equipment available, not forgetting that sometimes even the smallest things can make a world of difference.
We are proud of our heritage as the longest standing, and earliest, charity for those with impaired vision and loss of sight in Cornwall, and we look forward to developing its future, vital and relevant for the generations to come.
Our new strategic plan 2015-2020 sets out our intentions to inspire futures, be a centre of resource, raise public awareness, celebrate our volunteers and ‘be’ a charity of excellence. In this way, we believe that together we can transform perceptions of the visually impaired in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly.
Join us in Inspiring futures for people living with sight loss.
We offer a number of services designed to support visually impaired people living in Cornwall and the isles of Scilly.
The low vision clinic
We provide specialist advice about Low Vision aids at our Sight Centre, at clinics or at our clients' homes.
We have a range of assistive technology on display that can transform everyday living, reading, writing and so much more. We provide individual assessments to determine the best technology for our clients.
We offer an extensive array of gadgets aimed to enhance everyday living. Clients are welcome to pop in to the centre to try out the products.
Clubs and activities
We are affiliated with many exciting social events taking place throughout Cornwall for people living with sight loss; from dancing to shooting there’s something for everyone.
Our Community Development Officers provide personalised advice and support for people living with sight loss through community events, open days and free home visits.
Eye clinic support
Our Eye Clinic Liaison Officer can provide individuals with emotional and practical support to help them understand their diagnosis and come to terms with living with sight loss.
Hospital information desk
Our dedicated staff and volunteers are present in Cornwall’s hospital eye clinics to offer support and advice.
Knowing what is available to someone with a visual impairment and applying for benefits can be a daunting process, our experienced advisor is here to help individuals receive their full entitlement.