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    Will glasses help?

    January 19, 2021
    I am standing holding a board that reads “No glasses won’t correct my vision, I’m going blind!” I have my hair in plaits and a black jumper on.

    This is something that I get asked a lot. “Can glasses help with your eyesight?” The short answer to this is no. My eye condition (stargardts) is a genetic disease that causes a build up of something called lipofuscin on my macular. This is simply because, unlike the rest of the population, vitamin A which is good for the eyes, is actually toxic to mine. It is this that causes the damage to my retina (see picture below).  Glasses help…

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    Invisible Disability Awareness

    I have an invisible disability called stargardts. This doesn’t mean I see the same way that other people with stargardts see or the same way I used to see. Stargardts is a progressive disease…

    January 15, 2021
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    JUDGEMENT

    I can’t believe this one is going to be 1 this weekend. I know everyone says the same thing, but I honestly don’t know where that year has gone. Sawyer is the sweetest, happiest…

    June 24, 2020
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    Macular Week 2020

    This week is macular week. Nearly 1.5 million people in the UK alone are affected by macular disease, I am one of them.  Stargardts disease, the condition I have is genetic. I have a…

    June 22, 2020
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    Behind The Smile

    “It’s not always the tears that measure the pain. Sometimes it’s the smile we fake”. Most people will have heard by now of the tragic death of Caroline Flack ♥️ the woman who seemed…

    February 17, 2020
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    Low vision awareness month and Stargardts disease

    February is low vision awareness month. I thought this was a good opportunity to talk about my eye condition, Stargardts disease, that is taking away my precious eyesight.  Stargardts disease is an incurable, progressive,…

    February 11, 2020