Life with sight loss
If eyesight is deteriorating there will need to be periods of adjustment, and this can also be true for people who were born with sight loss, especially as they get older and become more aware of how their condition affects the way they live their life.
Reactions can be similar to bereavement, and people with sight loss may experience a wide range of emotions. This is all part of coming to terms with living life with a visual impairment.
It’s important to understand that it is normal to feel different emotions around sight loss, such as:
Fear, sadness, shock, anxiety, depression, helplessness, anger and denial.
Another condition that can occur with sight loss is Charles Bonnet Syndrome (CBS) which causes visual hallucinations. If you, or anyone you know experiences anything like this, try not to be alarmed; it does not mean it is a mental health issue. Your local GP or eye specialist can also help answer any questions regarding this condition.
, we can make a difference
Individuals, local businesses and our wonderful team of volunteers make all the difference when it comes to realising our vision of bettering the lives of people living with visual impairment. Thank you, to you all.