|Welcome to the Ipswich Blind Society Website|
Helping blind and visually impaired people in Ipswich
Founded in 1868
Information about Blindness
The leading cause of blindness in adults is Macular Degeneration but other causes include glaucoma, cataracts and diabetic retinopathy. Sight loss can affect people of any age but we are increasingly likely to experience it as we become older. With an ageing population and an increase in some of the underlying causes of sight loss, such as obesity and diabetes, it is predicted that, by 2050, without action, the number of people with sight loss in the UK could double from today's figure of two million to four million.