Registration as Vision Impaired Adults
There is a national register of people with vision impairment and within Surrey, Sight for Surrey maintains this register on behalf of Surrey County Council.
The register is divided into two categories: people who are sight impaired (previously known as partially sighted) and those who are severely sight impaired (previously known as technically blind).
There are some financial and other advantages for people who are on the register, although you do not need to be registered to receive services from Sight for Surrey.
General information about the benefits of registration is available here.
Registration is a two-stage process, which includes an examination by an eye specialist followed by contact from one of Sight for Surrey’s staff members, who will inform you about benefits, services and equipment available in Surrey and ask you if you wish your name to be added to the register.
Registration is voluntary and you can withdraw your name at any time.
For more details read more.