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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