LANDLUBBERS and old salts alike were welcomed to Sight for Wight's low vision drop-in day.

Hosted at the charity's Millbrooke House offices in Newport, the event adopted a piratical theme to coincide with International Talk Like a Pirate Day.

Visitors met the charity's member services manager, Laura Jasper, and exhibitors from Dolphin, Professional Vision Services, Orcam, Macular Society and AGE UK’s digital inclusion tutor.

People could enjoy ‘pieces of eight’, in the form of chocolate treats from the treasure chest, or pieces of orange to ward off the scurvy.

More than 30 Islanders attended to learn more about the latest in low-tech and hi-tech aids and gadgets designed to assist those affected by sight loss.

Sight for Wight hosts a low vision drop-in coffee morning every Wednesday, between 10am and noon.

Laura said: “We are always pleased to welcome new as well as regular faces.

"There are so many things available that can help with independent living.

"In addition to holding a small stock of low-cost, simple gadgets and items that can make a world of difference, we’ve usually got a selection of pre-owned items for sale at greatly discounted prices, so why not join us one Wednesday morning.”