Service type: Support groups
Phone number: 01872 261110
iSightCornwall is 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. Established in 1856, iSightCornwall supported Cornish miners many of whom lost their sight due to mining accidents and the hazardous working conditions of the time. 160 years on and the charity continues to support the visually impaired, helping over 4,000 people a year from its headquarters in Truro.
The Low vision clinic
We provide specialist advice about low vision aids at our Sight Centre, at clinics or in your home. Simply ask your optician to fill out a Low Vision referral form and we will contact you.
We have a range of assistive technology on display that can transform everyday living, reading, writing and so much more. Book an individual assessment with our expert.
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 the 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.
Hospital information desk
Our dedicated volunteer hospital desk in the Royal Cornwall Hospital (Treliske) Ophthalmology Department is funded by The Duchy Health Charity and The Dunhill Medical Trust, pop along for more information.
Knowing what is available to you and applying for benefits can be a daunting process, our experienced advisor is here to help you receive your full entitlement.
For more details:
Truro Sight Centre
Open Monday - Friday from 9am until 4.30pm
Telephone: 01872 261110
There are also information desks at many hospital eye clinics and community venues across the county. Call the Truro office to find out the one nearest to you.