We are the only dedicated centre of resource for all in Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly who are affected by sight loss, whatever their age, circumstance or condition. 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.
Today it is estimated there are over 22,000 visually impaired people living in Cornwall. We aim to reach these people and support them to lead active and independent lives. 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.
What we do
Help with low vision
We provide specialist advice about Low Vision aids at our Sight Centre, at clinics across the county or in your home. Ask your optician or eye consultant for a referral and we will make an appointment.
Gadgets and technology
We have a range of assistive tech on display that can transform everyday living, reading, writing and so much more. Book an individual assessment with our experts.
Pop in and meet our team, try out an extensive array of gadgets aimed to enhance everyday living, find out about audio resources and gain advice on equipment to suit your needs.
Clubs and activities
Join one of the many exciting clubs and social events taking place across Cornwall; from dancing to shooting there’s something for everyone.
Our community outreach team 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, based at the Royal Cornwall Hospital in Truro, can provide you with emotional and practical support to help you understand your diagnosis and come to terms with living with sight loss.
Hospital information desks
Our dedicated staff and volunteers are present in Cornwall’s hospital eye clinics to offer information, support and advice.
Knowing what is available and applying for benefits can be a daunting process. Our experienced advisor is here to help you receive your full entitlement.
Who to contact
Where to go
The Sight Centre
- TR1 2DP
Time / date details
- When is it on?
- Monday to Friday 09:00 to 16:30
- Time of day
- Referral required
- Referral details
You will need a referral from your optician or eye consultant for our low vision clinics, but not for any of our other services.
Last updated: 11/05/2020