What we do

Together we make daily life better for people affected by sight loss, by being there when you need us.

We raise awareness of sight problems, and how to prevent sight loss, and we campaign for better services and a more inclusive society.

Download our Impact Report for 2015/2016, to see how we have helped to change people’s lives with the work we do at RNIB.

What our work covers

We listen and work energetically with others to achieve our aims.

Our work includes:

  • campaigning on a range of issues from preventing sight loss through to better transport services for blind and partially sighted people
  • supporting others through a range of products and services
  • offering training, education and learning
  • employment and education services
  • promoting accessible services

This website offers you a wealth of information on how, where and when we are here for you. And you’ll find lots of advice that will help you live independently – plus products in our online shop.

Emotional and practical support

We offer emotional and practical support through our Helpline and Sight Loss Counselling team. We also offer advice about money, eye health and how to access local services. We provide education and employment services and advice that enables people with sight loss to retain and gain jobs.

Campaigning for you

We campaign to ensure proven treatments for sight-threatening conditions are available on the NHS. We also campaign to raise awareness of sight issues including how to prevent sight problems.

Find out more about campaigning.

Improving educational opportunities

We aim to improve educational opportunities for blind and partially sighted children and adults, including those with complex needs.

We offer learning opportunities through our own RNIB schools and colleges. We also offer advice on other educational services and specific advice and support for education professionals.

Making services more accessible

We work to make services more accessible such as transport and getting around, shopping and banks and banking to enable more people with sight loss to live independently. We also work to influence partners across the world to make using products and technology easier.

Find out more about the services we offer.

Attend a supporter reception

Attend a supporter reception to learn more about our vital work and discover opportunities to get more involved.

We're here to help

Our Helpline is your direct line to the support, advice, and products you need to face the future with confidence. If you or someone you know has a sight problem, our specialist advice workers can help.

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