Blind Veterans UK was established in 1915, as large numbers of soldiers returned blinded from the battlefields of the First World War. Our founder, Sir Arthur Pearson, had lost his sight through glaucoma but was determined to help blind veterans continue to live independent and fulfilling lives.
Our original vision was much the same as it is today: no one who has served our country should have to battle blindness alone.
In 2015, we will be celebrating the 100th anniversary of Blind Veterans UK. As we enter our second century, we remain committed to giving blind and vision impaired former Service men and women the support they need to discover life after sight loss.