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Finding a great optician has been a life changing experience for this visually challenged girl

It is just one of those things that most people don’t get. If I am blind, why the heck do I wear glasses? Well, since only 3% of those registered blind in the UK have no vision at all, the rest of us do have some useful vision. As the Retinitis Pigmentosa only affects the back of my eyes, at the front, the lens has always required correction and, using glasses or contact lenses does improve the useful vision that I’ve got.

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Posted: 02 Feb 2010 Written by Sandi
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Tagged: RP, VI,

On meeting milestones in progressive sight loss

Over the past few weeks or so, I realise that I have reached some new sight loss milestones, and I use the word 'realise' on purpose, because when I have a new symptom or some aspect of my vision degenerates to the point where I can no longer do something I used to be able to do, it is like a slow dawning rather than just waking up one day and saying "Alrighty. That’s a goner", and then ticking some sort of box on your list of milestones.

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How Retinitis Pigmentosa rocks the world – paying homage during World Retina Week

When I was first diagnosed with RP, there was little known about it and I was basically told that I had the disease and that I would go blind someday. And that was that. No treatment. No cure. No idea what the heck caused it. No idea when I would go blind. No support or counselling. Well, to add a dash of irony, I was completely in the dark.

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Visual impairment and its day to day shenanigans

Action for Blind People blog, I started to think about how to introduce myself and realised that this is not such an easy thing to do. So, I stood in front of the mirror in the hope of getting some inspiration, got far too close in order to actually see myself and nearly broke my nose...

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