Counselling covers a broad aspect of advice, support, sharing and information gathering.

The diagnosis and progression of vision loss is an emotional and distressing journey that you do not have to undertake alone.

Retina South Africa has trained peer counsellors in most major centres and free telephonic counselling is available via our share call number 0860595959. This means that you only pay the costs of a local call when phoning from a land line.

Consulting a psychologist will help with stress management and provide you with coping mechanisms.

Retina South Africa has trained social workers in the major centres who will give you support and training in the skills of daily vision to help you cope in your own environment with failing vision.

Rehabilitation and training are dealt with in the section on service providers.

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