Fact sheet About low vision in Victoria
There are over 450,000 people with low vision or blindness in Australia, and this number is set to increase significantly due to an ageing population and the rise of diabetes.
Low vision can impact wellbeing in many different ways, depending on when a person experiences vision loss. People with low vision can be more at risk of hazards and accidents, become prone to anxiety, lose their confidence in navigating the community, and experience other mental or emotional difficulties.
However, with the right support and training, a person with low vision can increase their independence, go to school, work or university, and be active in the community.
Guide Dogs Victoria provides a variety of supports for all people with low vision. To provide these high-quality supports—including our world-renowned Guide Dog training program—we rely on generous contributions from the community. Every contribution is crucial and creates important positive change. Donate now