Welcome to the Essex Vision website

Help for people with sight loss in Essex

Sight loss can be devastating for people of any age. It affects 1 in 12 of those aged 65 years and above.

With the right information, advice, practical and emotional support people with sight loss can lead independent, fulfilling lives.

There are currently 12,300 people living with moderate sight loss (partial sight) in Essex, and 6,160 people with severe sight loss (blindness).

By 2030, the number of people living with severe sight loss is estimated to be 9,680 – an increase of 57.1%.

If you are resident in Essex and have been diagnosed with irreparable sight loss, please contact Alison Pilkington on 07904 063917, who will refer you into the correct local sight loss support organisation.

If you represent an organisation who wants to refer someone with sight loss, so that they can get free help and support, please download This Form and email it to Essex Vision.

Services offered by our sight loss organisations have never been so critical. If you wish to donate towards our charities, to ensure we are able to continue supporting local blind and partially sighted people in the future, please donate using this link: Donate Now.


Befriending Service

Essex Vision works in partnership with the Royal Association for Deaf people and Hearing Help Essex to provide information, advice and befriending to sensory impaired people across Essex. If you would like more information about our befriending service click here or to refer someone into our befriending service download this form and email it to Gemma Golab at Essex Vision.

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