Website: www.one-vision.org.uk (please note this website has been taken off line for now-we will keep you posted)
Helpline Tel: 0845 108 3161 (local call cost)
Address: OneVision, Northampton Sight Centre, 37 Harborough Road, Kingsthorpe, Northampton NN2 7BB
A group for families of children with a visual impairment which organises events throughout the year. Your eyes are your window to the world. Losing the sight in one of them changes your view…but it need not change your life.
The blinding of an eye, or the removal of the eye itself, as the result of accident, injury or disease, can be a distressing, if not devastating experience for anyone. Not only does it affect how you see – it can affect in physical terms how others see you. A damaged eye can alter your image in more ways than one – and thereby your confidence and self esteem. But despite the initial trauma and practical challenges, most people soon get back to a normal way of life. With a little help, information and understanding YOU TOO can come to terms with living, successfully, with Monocular Vision.
OneVision is the only UK registered charity dedicated to helping people through the various experiences of sight loss in (or removal of) one eye… and move on! Set up as a local service in Northamptonshire in 1998, it quickly developed into a national telephone Helpline in response to the apparent need for support across the country. OneVision is a friendly, informal service offering straight-forward and practical information and a signpost to other services. Most importantly, it offers the opportunity to talk with one of our OneVision volunteers – people with the special empathy and knowledge that comes from their own personal experience of sight loss in one eye.
If we can be of help, please get in touch.