The Royal Victoria Eye and Ear Research Foundation offers a counselling and support service for patients and their families.
This service is provided by Insight Counselling, an initiative of Fighting Blindness established in 2002. The objective of the service is to provide practical help, emotional support and psychotherapy to individuals experiencing sight loss, as well as to their families. At what can be a difficult and frightening time, counselling can help them cope with the challenges of being diagnosed with, and living with, a condition that causes sight loss.
On-going counselling is also available by appointment Monday to Friday at the Insight Counselling Centre premises at 7 Ely Place, Dublin 2. It is also possible to avail of their nationwide telephone counselling service, to arrange an appointment for any of these services please contact Insight Counselling 01-6746496.
This important service is provided free of charge by Fighting Blindness and is open to referrals from the clinical staff.