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“My eyesight is impacting me at work”

Losing eyesight is challenging, scary and disconcerting. Having to change the way you do things, adapting to new challenges and learning new skills can be exhausting. Perhaps one of the most difficult aspects of eyesight deterioration is the uncertainty around employment.
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Dealing with Sight Loss: Being Blind in Business

A disability doesn’t define someone, nor does it equal inability. Whilst it’s important to understand the unique circumstances people may have, often I’ve found it can become all-encompassing to that individual.

Life Beyond the OCT (Optical Coherence Tomography) Scan

You happily go along to the optometrist, feeling good about life. Then comes the bolt out of the blue when the OCT scan reveals a problem. You need to be referred to an ophthalmologist.

Fancy a REAL Blind Date?

If you’re going to accept an invitation for a date from someone who has appalling sight like me, don’t be fooled. It’s no good thinking you may as well turn up wearing your old gardening clobber and save yourself a bit of time; if your date is blind, what the heck will it matter what...
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Look on the Bright Side of Being Registered Blind!

To be registered severely sight impaired (blind) you don’t need to have complete sight loss, you just need to meet certain criteria.
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Coming Out Blind

Come out blind. Begin to live again: with freedom, independence and laughing at real humour, not just at yourself

Blind People In Pakistan

I faced a lot of problems in my childhood because of society's attitude towards people with disabilities. But I overcame it. I am a warrior.
Peter Black presenting on stage at Optrafair

Seeing Beyond the Eyes Zone podcast from #Optrafair

Our latest podcast, live from our Seeing Beyond the Eyes Zone at Optrafair 2019, updates you on the success of the project to date and gets feedback from our CET workshop attendees who are now empowered to refer their patients with sight loss to the relevant support services. Click this link to listen https://visualisetrainingandconsultancy.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/04/VisualiseTC-podcast-April-2019-v2.wav With...

Disempowered at The Eye Clinic

BJ Edwards shares his experience of accessing eye care in the 21st century. I have always received excellent medical care. As a patient who has endured a number of operations, prolonged stays at the hospital and numerous outpatient appointments, I have observed some excellent practise. Sadly, I have also observed some less than excellent practise...

Supporting Low Vision Patients Who Can No Longer Drive

For many of us, learning to drive is one of life’s rites of passage. It represents a stepping-stone into adulthood, and a passport to independence we all too quickly take for granted. How it might feel to have that autonomy taken away from us is something to which we barely give a thought; yet for...
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