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Croydon Vision Talking Newspaper Interview

Following Dan's talk at the Croydon Vision AGM about the challenges of growing up with sight loss and how they spurred him on to make a difference to other people living with visual impairments, here's a follow up chat with Danielle, one of the charity's volunteers who helps to produce their talking newspaper
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Man on a Mission with Low Vision launches CET Roadshow

Dan Williams may be severely sight impaired, but he’s totally focused on improving the skills of UK optical professionals to help the 2 Million or so patients living with sight loss...
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Sight loss and mental health

When a person is diagnosed with an eye condition, or low vision, whether progressive or finite, it can be devastating. Yet it is vital to understand that grief, shock and acceptance are part of the sight loss pathway. What do I do now? It is not just about feeling overwhelmed and having to get used...
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eye clinic office with optician saying there is nothing more they can do

Out in the dark

After diagnosis of a serious eye condition or sight loss, whilst the initial shock and associated darkness is one hurdle to overcome, you may have no clear vision of who you then turn to for help. A certificate of visual impairment is important, but will it provide you with the information about a wide range...
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Mental health Awareness Week

May sees the arrival of Mental Health Week. This makes it a good time to ask whether current mental health support for people with disabilities is proving effective. The theme of this year’s campaign, Surviving or Thriving, hints at the situation many find themselves in. So what more can be done to improve the mental...
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