How to apply to Blind Veterans UK
For someone to join Blind Veterans UK they need to have done National Service or served in the Armed Forces, and have significant sight loss. It doesn't matter to us why someone's vision is impaired or when they lost their sight. Many of our members have lost their sight years after their service, due to age or illness.
We believe that no one who has served their country should have to battle blindness alone.
Membership is free, and we have offered physical and emotional support to vision impaired members of our military since 1915.
If you meet our criteria, you could become a member and receive a visit from one of our welfare officers. They'll talk over your needs, give you advice and may suggest a visit to one of our centres at Brighton, Llandudno or Sheffield. They may also recommend training in mobility, independent living skills, using low vision equipment or IT, either at one of our centres or in your home. And they may put you in touch with other members in similar situations to you.
How to apply
1. Call us free on 0800 389 7979 for an application form
or download our application form
(CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD APPLICATION FORM)
2. Send us the completed application form
3. Once we have the form, we'll contact the service records office and your eye specialist
4. We may ask the applicant to visit our ophthalmic clinic in London. If travelling is difficult, we can make alternative arrangements
Qualifying to join Blind Veterans UK
Blind Veterans UK believes that no one who has served their country should have to battle blindness alone.