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Herts Vision Loss (formerly Herts Society for the Blind) exists to support the county’s estimated population of 38,900 people with sight loss in 2022 according to latest available data from RNIB. This number is set to rise to 45,800 by 2032, according to the Royal National Institute for the Blind.  Our aim is to support any person, living in Hertfordshire with a significant sight impairment.

You can now download and listen to our latest Sight News (Summer 2024) on our news page or by following this link:
Sight News Summer 2024 PDF and Audio | HERTS VISION LOSS

What We Do:

We help reduce social isolation and loneliness by home visiting and befriending as well as through our social clubs

We provide help, support and advice to patients and clinical staff at a number of low vision hospital eye clinics across the county.

We have a dedicated Counselling Service called ‘Ears For Eyes’

We provide coaching and training for those who come into contact with blind and visually impaired people whilst providing opportunities to help and support some of our younger working age clients back into the workplace.

We support people in finding routes into employment or volunteering.

We provide advice about specialist equipment, and we run a range of events across the county

We have our Herts Vision Loss minibus that we use for trips and outings.

Sight Line

Call 01707 324680

Mon - Thurs, 9:30 to 16:00


Herts Vision Loss have moved

We are thrilled to announce that Herts Vision Loss have moved to our new premises. Our new address is:

2 Brownfields
Welwyn Garden City

If you would like to contact the charity, please email office@hertsvisionloss.org.uk or call us on 01707 324680.

Low Vision Services

Professional Vision Services in Hitchin

Supplier and manufacturer of aids for the blind and partially sighted.
Professional Vision Services, 90 Walsworth Road, Hitchin SG4 9SX

Viewing appointments available Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm.
Call 01462 420751 to book your visit.

Find them online here: professional-vision-services.co.uk

Upcoming Events

Keep up to date on the goings-on at Herts Vision Loss by visiting our events page.

Would you like to raise money for us?

Create your own fundraising page on JustGiving to help support sight impaired people in Herts to live independent & fulfilling lives. We a greatly appreciative of your support.

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Philip with his swimming medals

We are grateful for the funding from the below organisations: