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Low Vision Awareness Month

February 22, 2019
A clock with the middle portion blurred out due to central vision loss.

February is low vision awareness month, so I thought I would do this blog post explaining some of the terms used when discussing vision loss and blindness. Whenever I tell people I have a problem with my eyes and am losing my central vision, a lot of the time I am asked how that is possible and they would never have known, because I have lovely eyes and they don’t look like there is anything wrong. When we think of…

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A Roundup of my 2018

December 30, 2018

As 2018 draws to an end, it has made me reflect on the year that I have had. When I was diagnosed with Stargardts in 2017, for a good few months it honestly felt like someone had ended my life. I was lost, confused and scared for much of the rest of that year following my diagnosis and I was consumed with the feeling of ‘why me’. I was grateful when my little boy suggested that we do something to…

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Christmas Memories

December 18, 2018
Thomas Land Pic

I have to be honest and say, I adore Christmas time, December is my favourite month of the year. Last Christmas I felt like I wasted the month by being very disorganised and dwelling on things too much and making myself stressed by trying too much to please others. This year I have already wrapped most of the gifts I have bought people and have decided that it will just be the 3 of us eating at home on Christmas…

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White Cane Day 2018

October 15, 2018
Blind disabled sign on white background. Vector illustration.

Today is white cane day. A lot of people living with Stargardts can manage very well on a daily basis without a long cane. Of course, there are exceptions who need one, or a guide dog, as everyone’s vision loss is different. A lot of people with central vision loss do use a signal cane though, which is a short small cane that can be held and doesn’t touch the floor. This is to alert others around them that they…

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Stargardts Picnic – Hyde Park

August 19, 2018

Just after my diagnosis last year, I heard about a Stargardts picnic that was happening in Hyde park, where lots of people with this disease got together to meet others going through the same thing. This time last year I was not ready to meet anyone else with Stargardts, and the opportunity passed me by. The picnic was organised again this year and by now I was desperate to meet others with the same as me as sometimes this disease…

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Publications

Northampton Chronicle Article

August 13, 2018

Northampton mum creates support group to help her and others deal with effects of degenerative eye disease https://www.northamptonchron.co.uk/news/northampton-mum-creates-support-group-to-help-her-and-others-deal-with-effects-of-degenerative-eye-disease-1-8599591…

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