Information and advice guides

Whether you're looking for more information on your eye health, technology to help you, tips on looking after your guide dog, or support for your family, we have provided information and advice on an array of topics to answer your queries about living with sight loss.

In this section...

A man with sight loss smiling

Explore some of the most common eye conditions and guidance on their real-life implications, so you can understand more about what living with these conditions might mean for you.

A women having an eye test

There are many things we can do to improve the condition of our eyes, from regular eye tests to giving up smoking. We share information on everything you can do to keep your eyes healthy.

Girl with her mum at a picnic bench looking at an iPad

Guide Dogs Tech for All learning programme supports families with sight loss on using their Apple iPads and iPhones, including how to set up the device and getting the most out of its features.

Dad with son and daughter all looking at an iPad screen at a garden table

Find out how technology can help you live independently with sight loss, from specialist assistive technology to apps and Apple accessibility features.

Guide Dogs' staff member John at the front door of his home with his Long Cane

Skills for living independently with sight loss. This includes looking after yourself, your home and getting about safely, as well as strategies to make the most of your vision.

Black Labrador Guide Dogs

Here you can find advice from our experts on looking after your dog, from keeping them healthy to helping them adjust to a new arrival in the family.

Guide Dog owner getting off bus

Whether you're planning a big trip or just your daily commute, here are some key resources on travelling with your assistance dog.

A girl in her school uniform laying on the bed reading

From finding the right nursery to extra support at university, we’re here to help your child move smoothly through every stage of their education.

Sighted guide volunteer sitting with cane user

From safely navigating doorways to climbing stairs, our series of videos offer a quick introduction to sighted guiding skills.

Our trained and experienced family support officers are able to provide practical advice and emotional support from the moment your child is diagnosed with a vision impairment.

Baby playing with mum's hair

Here you can find activities from our experts to help your child learn important skills through play for their early years development.

Alma, a visually impaired girl, playing indoors on a rainy day

Browse through a collection of activities and resources to help keep your child physically active and entertained while they're at home.

We have a range of services to help you live actively, independently and well with sight loss. Complete our short form to find out which service is right for you.

Call us on 0800 781 1444 for more information and guidance.

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