If you have serious sight loss, you can register with your local council as blind or partially sighted.
Being registered as blind doesn’t necessarily mean you can’t see at all – most people who are registered blind do still have some useful vision.
To register, ask your doctor or optician to refer you to an eye specialist, who will examine your eyes to see if you’re eligible.
You don’t have to register, but it does have some advantages. You will be entitled to concessions, such as:
In addition, a claim for disability benefits may be strengthened if you’re registered as blind or partially sighted.