Discovering you are losing your sight is very frightening. It can feel a very lonely time and it can be difficult to understand what the future holds let alone to navigate and understand the support available. Many people with substantial sight loss suffer from Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS). This causes visual hallucinations, that can sometimes be distressing. Somerset Sight holds regular support groups to help alleviate the feelings associated with CBS and allows you to talk to people in a similar situation.
You are not alone, the team at Somerset Sight is very experienced and is here to support you through this difficult time and beyond. Some members of the Somerset Sight team have experienced sight loss themselves so understand how you are feeling. Somerset Sight support is available, with no waiting list, throughout the county.
We offer a range of practical and emotional support to enable you to remain independent, continue to do the things you enjoy and to take up new challenges when you are ready.