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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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Scholarship Applications Now Open

We our excited to announce our first ever See Through My Eyes University Scholarships! The STME scholarship program is to provide financial assistance to university students who are vision impaired or blind, who are working toward a sustainable and rewarding career in their chosen field. Up to four scholarships of $2000 each will be awarded…

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Day 1 of Guide Dog Training

What. A. Day. I don't think I've had a day where I have experienced so many emotions in such a short period of time. I'll start at the beginning. I had a sleepless night; I was anxious about the day ahead. I couldn't really put my finger on why my belly was churning and my chest…

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Guide Dog Eve

Tomorrow is the day I meet my first Guide Dog. My emotions are mixed. I'm nervous, excited and scared. There is a lot of planning and work that goes into receiving a Guide Dog and I hope to share my continuing journey with my new dog. This week knowing that I would meet my dog,…

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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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6 Things Not to Say to a Person with Vision Loss

It is hard enough to cope at times with having a vision impairment, and sometimes comments can really get to you. I know (most) people mean well, but when you get asked the same questions regularly which really have no good answer or are just plain silly, it starts to eat away at you. I…

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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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