What does vision loss look like?

This is me...

This is what the eyes of someone with vision loss looks like. The same as everyone else’s. Yet behind my eyes I have a build up of vitamin A which is causing blind spots and blurriness in my central vision. Stargartds is taking away my ability to see properly and is a rare juvenile macular dystrophy. It is progressive and eventually stops you being able to recognise faces, read a book, watch tv, drive, all the things people often take for granted. Central vision is what is used for seeing fine detail and colour, so without that ability, life gets hard. Vision loss doesn’t just happen to the elderly and it also isn’t always apparent that it is happening just by looking at the persons eyes as not everyone needs a guide dog or a cane. Vision loss being an invisible disability can be hard for people to understand, but I hope by posting this it will change at least one persons perception of it.

© 02/06/18 by Katie Berrill ♥️

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