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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.

Do I still need a regular eye test if I’m visually impaired?

You might have found yourself in the situation that many people with sight loss face, that is going for an eye test and being told that glasses will not help or being told that there is nothing more they can do to improve your eyesight. This is a common experience and one that is very...
Employee with visual impairment in a meeting using assistive technology to read a document

Sight Loss Needn’t Mean Job Loss

Visualise Founder Daniel Williams looks at how, with reasonable adjustments, assistive technology and support, employees with visual impairment can continue to enjoy fulfilling and productive working lives.

Are UK Trains Accessible to Passengers with disabilities?

If you are a person living with a disability, it’s frustrating that you cannot just turn up at the station, get on a train and travel wherever you want to go to the same as everyone else, due to the fact that you need to book assistance at least 24 hours in advance. How many...

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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Supporting Older People with Sight Loss in Residential Care

Only 5% of people who are registered blind see nothing at all so learn to recognise the signs of sight loss as it is more common than you may think and can be easily missed.
Fun cartoon of blind girl saying "This is the best thing ever!"

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

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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