Our Publications

Fighting Blindness produce a number of publications every year, these include our newsletter, called Visionaries, and our annual report. We also have a number of information booklets and collaborative publications with other organisations. Our latest strategy document, produced in 2012, is also featured below.

If you would like to request a copy of any of our publications, please contact us on 01 6789 004 or info@fightingblindness.ie.

Visionaries Newsletter

Image of Visionaries Winter 2016This is the latest edition of our Visionaries newsletter. It includes research updates, news about our support services and patient empowerment activities and our fundraising events.

The Winter 2016 edition of Visionaries is available in a number of formats here.






Annual Report January 2015 – December 2015

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The Fighting Blindness Annual Report for 2015 was presented to our members at the Annual General Meeting (AGM) on Saturday, April 16, 2016.

You can download a PDF copy of 2015 Annual Report here.

It is also available to download as a Microsoft Word document here.

If you would like a copy by post please contact us on info@fightingblindness.ie or 01 6789 004.


A Guide To Conditions of The Retina

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Fighting Blindness published ‘A Guide To Conditions Of The Retina’ in December 2014. The guide provides information about a range of rare inherited retinal conditions as well as more common conditions. The aim of the guide to provide accessible, reliable and easily understandable information about conditions and research, and give details about support available for people and families living with sight loss. Click here for more information.

Click here to download a PDF version of ‘A Guide To Conditions Of The Retina’.

Click here to download a Microsoft Word version of ‘A Guide To Conditions of The Retina’.

 Fighting Blindness Educational Resource

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We recently launched our Fighting Blindness Educational Resource after consultations with a number of teachers and students. The goal of the project was to develop a resource that could be used as part of our existing Schools Programme to create awareness among students about visual impairment and sight loss.

For further information about our schools programme and to order a new pack for your school, please Tony Ward on 01 6789 004 or tony.ward@fightingblindness.ie.

Click here to download a PDF of our Educational Resource.


Vision for the Future – Our Strategy Document

Image of 'Vision For The Future'This document outlines the Fighting Blindness vision and our plan for the future. It includes information about our purpose, our history, projects we are currently funding and information on the three key branches of our organisation:

Cure – research information and the research projects we are funding

Support – counselling information and other helpful tips and stories for patients, friends and families

Empower – our advocacy work

Download our ‘Vision for the Future’ strategy document here.


Age-related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Brochure – A Patient’s Guide

This is a 21-page A4 sized brochure with very useful information about AMD. It explains what AMD is, gives a look inside your eye, outlines risk factors and prevention, getting tested, what happens after diagnosis, support services, personal stories, research, lifestyle tips, FAQ’s and much more.

Download the age-related macular degeneration brochure here.





Collaborative Documents

We work in partnership with other patient groups in the ares of vision and rare disease to ensure better outcomes for our members.

Framework to Adopt a Strategic Approach for Vision Health in Ireland

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Fighting Blindness, as part of the National Vision Coalition, launched the ‘Framework to Adopt a Strategic Approach for Vision Health in Ireland’ on March 7, 2013. The ambition of the coalition and the framework is to enhance the approach Ireland takes to prevent avoidable sight loss and promote better eye health amongst children and adults in Ireland.

Click here to download the Framework for Vision Health in Ireland.





An Easy Guide to Rare Diseases in Ireland

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This Easy Guide was published by the Task Force on Rare Diseases which brings together key patient networks and advocacy organisations concerned with rare diseases in Ireland, including Fighting Blindness.

Click here to download ‘An Easy Guide to Rare Diseases in Ireland’.




 National Rare Disease Plan For Ireland 2014 – 2018

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The Minister for Health launched the National Rare Disease Plan for Ireland 2014 – 2018 on July 3, 2014.

Download the National Rare Disease Plan here.

 Read about the launch of the National Rare Disease Plan here.