Open Sight

User rating: 5 stars

  • Address: 25 Church Road, Bishopstoke, Eastleigh, Hampshire, SO50 6BL
  • Tel:023 8064 1244
  • Email: info@opensight.org.uk
  • Web:www.opensight.org.uk
  • Opening times:
    • Monday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Tuesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Wednesday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Thursday 8.30am - 4.30pm
    • Friday 8.30am - 4.00pm
    • Saturday Closed
    • Sunday Closed

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Organisation details

Description

Open Sight is Hampshire's principal organisation for blind and partially sighted people offering a wide range of services to help people adapt and manage their lives which have been altered by sight loss.
Services include:
- Low vision aids assessments at home for hand held and electronic magnifiers, lighting solutions, assistive technology, daily living aids.
- Assistance in completing benefits applications for AA, PIP, ESA and others.
- Large, well stocked Equipment Centre with CCTVs, scanners, IT software, screen readers etc. for demonstration, impartial information and advice.
- Social Clubs offering meetings, activities, empathy, understanding and opportunities to meet others who 'know what it's like'.
- Family Support Service for the whole family, irrespective of who has the sight loss.
- Holidays and short breaks arranged.
- Working relationship with local and national organisations for employment advice, emotional support and much more to help make life a little easier.

Services offered:

  • Benefits advice
  • Low vision services
  • Low vision aids
  • Clubs and classes
  • Short breaks

23 user reviews

  1. John Williams

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Fabulous service from caring and experienced people who really know how to help.

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  2. Alison Middlewick

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Good all round help for visually impaired people. Lots of information and equipment to buy or rent. Friendly staff. Clubs, outings, social events as well as holidays. A charity that goes the extra mile!!

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  3. claire reed

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Tremendously helpful and supportive to all ages and any level of sight impairment.

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  4. Pauline Godley

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    An amazing organisation committed to their cause. Friendly, helpful and above all fantastic customer service.

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  5. Chris Todd

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Excellent organisation, working hard for blind/partially sighted in Hampshire.

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  6. helen nason

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Superb service by knowledgeable and friendly staff. Excellent!

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  7. Geoff Dodsworth

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    A very helpful organisation which provides "bespoke" assistance to meet particular needs as they arise in addition to the the services mentioned above

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  8. Anne Townend

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    I have been involved with this organisation for about 4 years now and have nothing but praise for their help for the blind and partially sighted. They are at the end of a phone with advice when ever needed and nothing is too much trouble.

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  9. Margaret Clout

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Open Sight Clubs are run by volunteers who give their time and assistance to members with sight loss. This help and assistance is appreciated and both helpers and members gain a great deal by the alliance.

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  10. Angela Rose

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    I am commenting on behalf of my Dad who enjoys his monthly meeting at the Portchester club. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming. He has gained a lot of support since losing Mum and it's good to know that there is lots of backup from this organisation to help both him and me. Thank you.

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  11. Leonie mountney

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    My sister has been a recipient of its services. They are excellent

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  12. M Hope-Mason

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Fantastic organisation in the heart of Hampshire. Nothing is too much trouble, friendly advice for all visual problems & difficulties. The Opensight Clubs found in many towns are hugely popular & run by devoted volunteers who endeavour to find interesting talks & outings every month.

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  13. Maureen Haigh

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Opensight is a very professional organisation which helps people with visual impairment of all ages. They also run social groups throughout Hampshire, which help mainly older people come to terms with sight problems. I owe a lot to this organisation.

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  14. Patricia Batchelor

    8 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Happy to give this organisation 5 stars. It is there to support anybody suffering from sight loss

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  15. Graham Dean

    9 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Excellent.

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  16. Ruth Kirby

    10 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Friendly and helpful staff, always responsive to individual needs.

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  17. Sue Seeds

    11 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    All involved work hard to ensure the smooth running of the group which is enjoyed by many as they attend the monthly socials regularly.

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  18. Elizabeth Leigh-Breese

    11 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Contact with Open Sight Hampshire has always been very satisfactory.

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  19. Ian Powell

    12 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Open Sight is a very worthwhile organisation. The Alton branch which meets once a month is a warm welcoming setup, which i recommend to any person with sight impairment.

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  20. John Kerslake

    13 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    Excellent organisation. Helpful and dedicated to VIP in Hampshire. Friendly helpful support team

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  21. Val King

    14 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    An excellent, helpful organisation, offering emotional and practical help to blind and partial sighted people and their families. Thanks for being there.

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  22. laura ashby

    14 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    My Mum was diagnosed with macular degeneration and has had massive support from very friendly staff. Very deserving of 5 star rating.

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  23. Julie Dominey

    17 June 2017

    User rating: 5 stars

    This organisation gives fantastic support and advice to anyone experiencing sight problems.

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