The term ‘Visual Impairment’ refers to any condition or illness which affects a person’s eyesight. In the UK alone, there are around 2 million people living with sight loss. Of these, around 360,000 are registered as blind or partially sighted.
The Macular Society – 0300 3030 111
International Glaucoma Association – 01233 64 8170
RP Fighting Blindness – 0845 123 2354
Support at University
All students accessing the Disability Service at the University of Lincoln are assigned a specialised Advisor who will be a point of contact throughout their time at University. We can create Learning Support Plans, which provide academic support, as well as recommending particular accommodation (providing it is relevant to the needs of the student) and helping to apply for Disabled Students Allowance. Support can only be put in place when a student provides relevant medical evidence. If you have any questions, please contact us.
Seeing your GP
If you feel that your vision has changed or worsened over time and you have not been diagnosed with a Visual Impairment, you should speak to your GP as soon as possible. Having regular eye tests at an Opticians can pick up on subtle changes in your eyes and can help to identify other health problems. If in doubt, always speak to a medical professional.