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Fighting Blindness advocates on behalf of our members and our community to influence change at a local, national and European level. We need your help to do this. By being engaged with us you can set the agenda, you can influence change, you can make your voice and your needs heard. Nothing About Us Without Us. 

Become a Member

There really is power in numbers! By becoming a member you strengthen our voice and our work. You will receive our quarterly membership newsletter Visionaries and free entry to the Public Engagement Day of our annual Retina conference in October. Click here to become a member.

Join the VIP Network

The VIP (Visually Impaired Persons) Network is a group who want to be active and involved in different research and advocacy projects. As part of the group you will receive regular updates inviting you to participate in activities such as surveys, focus groups, consultations and campaigns. This group is open to people directly affected by vision loss and their families. Click here to find out more about the VIP Network. 

Share your Story

Help us to raise awareness about what it is like to live with vision loss. Together we can change the way society views vision impairment and help people to understand the challenges it brings. Find out how you can share your story here.

Become an Advocate

Make your voice heard by contacting your local members of government or service providers or joining your local access group or Public Participation Network. Learn more about how you can become an advocate here.

Get Involved in Medicines Approvals and Access Activities

This is a very exciting and hopeful time as we begin to see potential therapies for retinal degenerations move closer to the clinic. The regulatory and reimbursement processes for these therapies are extensive and can sometimes seem extremely complicated. However, there are many opportunities for Fighting Blindness and individuals living with sight loss to participate and have a say in these processes. Click here to learn more about access to medicines and how you can get involved.