You may be forgiven for thinking that the worst thing about being blind is not being able to see. But here at RLSB and RSBC we know that there is a hard reality to childhood sight loss that is little known to the public.
1 in 4 blind and partially sighted children under 12 are depressed
40% of blind children don’t have neighbourhood friends to play with
90% of those who lose their sight in youth won’t work for more than six months in their lives
2/3 of blind and partially sighted people are on the poverty line