Specsavers join forces with Blind Veterans UK to urge veterans to check if they are eligible for support from the charity

Specsavers and Blind Veterans UK, the national charity for vision-impaired ex-Service men and women, have joined forces to encourage veterans to check if they are eligible for support from the charity.

Blind Veterans UK already supports thousands of blind veterans across the country, but knows there are many thousands more who still need its support to rebuild their lives after sight loss.

Their campaign, proudly supported by Specsavers, is to find and recruit these men and women.

Men and women like Noeline Charlesworth from South Wales who joined Blind Veterans UK after she was diagnosed with wet and dry macular degeneration.

Noeline said:

“If you think you may be able to get support from this wonderful charity, get in touch with them today. They give you so much support both physically and emotionally, it is life-changing. Go out there and grab Blind Veterans UK by the hand and don’t let them go.”

Second World War veteran John McOwan from Scotland, who contacted Blind Veterans UK in 2014, said:

“The charity has enabled me to live a more complete life and I would advise anyone who thinks they might be eligible for their support to go for it and find out what they can do for you.”  

While Blind Veterans UK initially cared for veterans blinded in active Service, today they help veterans no matter what caused their sight loss.

The charity also supports emergency service personal who have lost their sight while on duty.

If you, or someone you know, served in the Armed Forces, including National Service, and are now struggling with sight loss, then please get in touch. Call 0800 389 7979 or visit blindveterans.org.uk/support   

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