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Visually impaid/blind

Hello all, I'm new here and just wondered if there is anyone who is visually impaired or blind 



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  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,336 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @maxtomkins10 Welcome to the community great to have you on board.

    I am a community champion here and I am visually impaired, I am blind in one eye and have reduced vision in the other due to bleeds behind the eye and cataract. I have had laser surgery for bleeds, cryo surgery to reduce the bleeds in future.

    How are you tioday is there anything we can help you with
  • maxtomkins10maxtomkins10 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you mate, is there anyway we can talk on a different social media as it's easier? 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,336 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi sorry it isnt allowed yo give any personal details on the forum as they are visible to everyone 

    Once you have made 25 posts you are able to message a person direct 
  • maxtomkins10maxtomkins10 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Ahh fair enough! I was born with nystagmus and a small tear in my retina and then last year I also had a bleed at the back of my eye. I had alot of laser and cryo but lost a lot of vision 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,336 Disability Gamechanger
    I know what you gave been through it's very scary losing vision I hope you are getting regular reviews 

    I had laser cancelled due to lockdown and ended up in a&e after a big bleed but they were fantastic and got sorted as emergency case 

    Take care 
  • maxtomkins10maxtomkins10 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Yeah they took mine as an emergency too last year. It was tough though I was terminated from my job due to performance even though I was off for a few months with mental health issues so trying to find something asap now 
  • Chloe_ScopeChloe_Scope Scope Posts: 10,652 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @maxtomkins10 and welcome to the community! I am registered as partially sighted and started to loose my sight just over three years ago. I'm now reliant on a long cane which has certainly been an adjustment!

    Hope you are doing well and please feel free to join in! The main navigation bar at the top of the page will allow you to access areas of the forum. If you have any problems then please let us know. :)
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  • maxtomkins10maxtomkins10 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Thank you very much 
  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,336 Disability Gamechanger
    Good luck with the job search there is a section on here for support in finding employment 
  • maxtomkins10maxtomkins10 Member Posts: 6 Listener
    Yes I have seen it thank you.
  • WoodruffeWoodruffe Member Posts: 3 Listener
    Hi, My name is Tony.
    Is this the group for 

    Visually impaid / blind?

    I am blind in one eye and have poor vision in the other eye which is failing. I might go totally blind one day.
    Each year I need stronger and stronger prescription lenses.
    I just joined today.
    Can anyone tell me about this group please?

    Thank you!

  • janer1967janer1967 Member Posts: 9,336 Disability Gamechanger
    Hi @Woodruffe

    Yes this is the section for blind and visually impaired 

    You cab post anywhere on the community 

    Ir isnt a group as such just a section of the forum to post questions on the topic or look to see what other members have put 

    You can join in anywhere but it is usually better to start your own as then it will be seen by more members 

    Good luck enjoy the forum 
  • mikehughescqmikehughescq Member Posts: 6,007 Disability Gamechanger
    @maxtomkins10 there are others on here with Nystagmus.
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