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From Puppy to Guide: Meeting Lacey’s Puppy Raiser

How does a cute, fluffy puppy end up acting as a person's guide? The process is much longer and involves many more people than you would expect. I always knew there was a long process a puppy goes through to become a Guide Dog, but I wan't aware of the details. When I was asked…

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Life with a Guide: Six Months On

Can you believe six months has already past since I first wrote about getting my Guide Dog, Lacey? Well I certainly can't. Even though it feels like Lacey has been part of our family for as long as I can remember, the past few months have flown. Image: Giving Lacey directions walking down a street.…

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Call For Adaptive Technology

Do you own adaptive technology you no longer use? We are looking to expand our Adaptive Technology Loan Pool. See Through My Eyes offers adaptive technology for studying and in the workplace. Since purchasing adaptive technology can be quite expensive  and assistance is not always available, we aim to bridge the gap to ensure every student…

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Living With a Degenerative Condition

Stargardt’s Disease, along with other retinal diseases and general ocular diseases, is a degenerative condition. This means that the condition continually worsens. Usually the condition is caught in the early stages, and sometimes preventative measures can be taken to slow progress, but in the case of Stagrardt’s and other retinal diseases, there is nothing you…

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What Losing My Sight Has Taught Me

I have now been vision impaired for just over five years. Looking back pre-Stargardt’s, I was a different person. Not necessarily better or worse, just different. The changes in the past five years can probably be attributed to getting older although losing my vision has played an enormous role. Here’s what I've learnt along the…

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The Napping Neccessity

I will admit, I love to nap. I could nap any time of the day, even after I've just slept the whole night. I could nap outside in the sun, inside on the floor, anywhere. I love it. That feeling when my eyes are closed and I doze off into oblivion. The thing is, there's…

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Relay4Vision Fundraiser

See Through My Eyes is holding its first fundraiser! Relay4Vision is a 24 hour running relay to help raise funds for our organisation and also to raise awareness of youth blindness. Event Details Start Time: 3pm Friday 4 March 2016 End Time: 3pm Saturday 5 March 2016 Location: Vision Personal Training Blakehurst, 383 Princes Highway…

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Reflection

2015 has come to end and what better time to reflect on the year that was. Usually we get to the end of the year and think “where did the year go?” or “what did I achieve this year?” We tend to look back and focus on our hardships and struggles and forget to acknowledge…

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A Guide Dog Experience

Last week I had an assessment for a Guide Dog. I have been using the cane for some time now (you would know Mr Cane and I have had a rocky relationship if you've been following my blog for a while) and have been considering a Guide Dog for my mobility. Mobility aids are a…

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Spotlight on Retinitis Pigmentosa

What is it? Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) is the name given to a group of conditions that affect the rods and/or cones of the retina and thus light perception. RP is hereditary and is a degenerative condition. The cells that make up the retina are cones and rods. There are far more rods and these make…

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