The society’s office is now open Monday to Friday from 9am to 1pm for visitors seeking advice about eye related concerns or to enquire about equipment.
Telephone and email enquiries will be answered the same day or in response to a message left.
We continue to supply equipment and deliver locally. Currently we will observe social distancing and full precautions for the protection of our service users, staff and volunteers.
The Talking Newspaper and Magazine are currently being produced by our experienced volunteers at home using the newly acquired equipment with funding from the National Lottery Corona Virus support. Both of these services are due to return to pre-covid conditions on the 19th May 2021.
The society’s quarterly newsletter is now available on audio, please contact the office for details.
Please telephone 01254 698683 for information about equipment or services.
The Society’s Vision Loss Support service continues to offer advice for people experiencing sight loss. Advice about appropriate equipment and also provides an opportunity for telephone consultation regarding eyesight.
The Society does not receive any Government or Council funding and so is dependent on donations, collections and legacies to maintain its work in supporting local blind and visually impaired people.
The society has signed up to the fundraising organisation Give as you Livefor people who shop online and would like to donate to a charity. The fundraiser makes it very easy for people who shop online to make a donation to Blackburn and District Blind Society without it costing them anything. The money the society receives helps to support local blind and visually impaired people.
Signing up is very easy, so if you would like to find out more and make Blackburn and District Blind Society your named charity, click on the link below.
If you suspect you vision has changed, if you experience more difficulty reading or recognising faces and detail, this could be an early indication of Macular Degeneration.
The society has a number of Amsler grid cards supplied by the Macular Society free of charge that will enable you to check for any signs of deterioration in your sight.
Macular degeneration is the most common cause of sight loss in the UK. One of the first signs of Macular Degeneration is distortions in sight. These handy Amsler grids could help you monitor your vision and detect changes.
Telephone the society’s office on 01254 698683 for a free card.
These are also available from The Macular Society call 0300 3030111 or visit www.macularsociety.org