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A carer’s impact is bigger than you know

For someone who is experiencing vision loss, having a strong network of support has never been more important. This includes service providers and health professionals, family and friends, and the community around you.

Are you a carer?

You’re a parent, a sibling, a son or a daughter. You’re an aunt, uncle or a grandparent. Or you might be a friend, a neighbour or a community member. If you’re providing support to someone living with vision loss, you're also a carer.

Receiving a vision loss diagnosis can be hard, and often leads to a big and sudden change in someone’s life.

It can also be difficult for you to know how you can best help them or where you can find further support for the person you’re caring for.

We've created a guide for you

We know that many carers can become overwhelmed by the amount of information that they receive while dealing with a vision loss diagnosis.

Working with carers, we have developed our Carer’s Resource Guide that includes ways to adapt inside and outside of your home, the signs of struggle to look out for, and available funding options.

Download the guide here

How can you help the person you’re caring for?

Whether someone has recently been diagnosed or has been living with vision loss for a longer period of time, there are a range of ways you can offer different kinds of support.

Asking the right questions

Knowing what to ask health care professionals can be tricky, so we have created a list of questions to help guide you during these appointments. This includes understanding the diagnosis, the treatment options available and the technology that can help the person you care for.

Read here