Eye Loss in Later Life

Change is difficult for people of every age. For elderly folk learning new ways does not come as easy as it may have when we were younger. Peter Hackett’s “I Can’t See You” describes the impact of eye loss in his later years, and his partner Berenice talks of the impact on her. I am grateful for their honest account of the challenges Peter’s loss of vision has bought to their lives. Are you in a partnership where eye loss or loss of vision has had a major impact on your life? What has your experience been? We would be pleased to hear your story.

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    Lloyd Daniels - It Hasn’t Affected My Bowling At All

    I don’t feel sorry for myself anymore. I keep thinking - this is what’s happened and I am going to get on top of it. I feel determined not to let one eye change my life. I am back playing indoor cricket. It hasn’t affected my bowling at all.
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    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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