A Time For Stories

The phone rings. I am talking to someone for the first time. They have recently had an eye removed. I know this is a tough time for them.

It is really important to us that people facing eye loss get information and support as soon as possible.

Most of the doctors and hospitals in our network share this commitment and are happy to pass on information and refer people for an early consultation.

Ideally we like to see people on the day of diagnosis so we are able to take away some of the fear of the unknown. Clients who are interested are assigned a buddy who has lost an eye in similar circumstances.

Now and then we still get calls from clients who have already lost their eye and are phoning for an appointment. In these cases I am able to recommend people visit our website.

I know that if they can get online and read other peoples stories they will feel reassured about what lies ahead.

People come in and tell us what a difference the website has made to the way they think and feel. One man said, “Once I read those stories, I knew I would be ok.”

More information on Emotional Response To Eye Loss.

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    Ailsa Maley - A One-Eyed Life

    .. so I became one of those who have a “One-Eyed View of Life" ... everyone who sees it after hearing my story is amazed. I used to say “It’s a dollar to guess, if you get it right, I’ll return the $1 - I never ever carried out this little quiz but I always spoke the words. I could have made a lot of money! Funny thing is that so many people would ask, “Can you see in that eye OK now?”
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    Anita Gill - Truly Blessed

    Halfway through the story, Mum covered my left eye with her hand and asked if I could see how many fingers she was holding up. I replied of course I couldn’t, moved her hand and then supplied her with the correct answer. She tried again, just to receive the same answer from me. ... This was the catalyst that made her question the sight in my right eye.

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