Airdrie & Coatbridge Advertiser

Sightloss support

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Monklands residents impacted by sight loss can access informatio­n, advice and support through a new telephone service from Scotland’s biggest visual impairment charity.

There are an estimated 9920 people living with sight loss in North Lanarkshir­e and the Sight Scotland Support Line offers someone for people with sight loss and their families to turn to for informatio­n and advice.

People impacted by sight loss can call the helpline on 0800 024 8973, Monday to Friday, from 9am to 5pm.

Chief executive of Sight Scotland and Sight Scotland Veterans, Mark O’donnell, said: “This telephone service is there for anyone impacted by sight loss so that no-one in Scotland has to struggle with sight loss alone. Our friendly, caring community team are here to provide tailored informatio­n and advice for blind and partially sighted people, as well as families and carers.

“Our research has shown that this is the kind of informatio­n that people want following diagnosis of an eye condition to help them find who can support them to live well with sight loss.”

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