Become a Member of Fighting Blindness

Image of text saying "You make the difference"Fighting Blindness is a member-led organisation. Membership is open to anyone interested in our work, this includes people who are affected by vision impairment or blindness and their families, Fighting Blindness supporters and fundraisers, scientists, medical professionals, and the general public. By becoming a member you strengthen our voice and our work. An active membership helps influence change and enables us to advocate for and support people in Ireland living with sight loss.

You can sign up as a member online here or you can contact 01 6789 004 or membership@fightingblindness.ie.

Your Membership Benefits

  • Free entry to the annual Retina Conference
  • Voting rights at the Annual General Meeting (AGM)
  • Subscription to quarterly member newsletter ‘Visionaries’
  • Opportunity to participate in research and advocacy consultations, surveys and focus groups

If you have already joined or renewed your membership; thank you. Your participation drives vital services, supports and research for the sight loss community, including;

  • Face to face counselling services
  • National telephone counselling service
  • Support groups
  • Exchange Club
  • Mindfulness Group
  • Visionaries School of the Arts
  • Research Information Line
  • Target 5000 Programme
  • Information booklets
  • Advocacy Helpline
  • Newsletters

Membership Fees

Our membership structure has changed and is now based on the calendar year. Membership is currently available for the year 2019. If you purchased a one-year membership subscription since the beginning of July 2018 you will automatically be covered for the year 2019 also. If you purchased a three-year subscription since the beginning of July your membership is paid up until January 2022. To check the status of your membership please contact membership@fightingblindness.ie or 01 6789 004. If you have a family membership you can also contact us on these details to update your family members’ names and contact details.
Individual Membership (One Year)         €25.00
Family Membership (One Year)               €30.00
Individual Membership (Three Year)      €60.00
Family Membership (Three Years)          €70.00