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Understanding vision loss: Vision Australia launches new website

Vision Australia has launched seelikeme.org, a website showcasing inspiring stories of people living with low vision and achieving great things. With an estimated 357,000 people in Australia who are blind or have low vision, the website allows you to meet some of them and read about their lives.

Vision Australia research suggests there is a general misconception in the community that eyesight can be either described as “sighted”, “having to wear glasses” or “blind”. But it’s not that simple. Common eye conditions like macular degeneration, cataracts and glaucoma can cause severe vision loss and impact people’s lives. But it doesn’t mean people have to stop achieving things or doing the things they love. This is why seelikeme.org was created.

Vision Australia supports people of all ages who are blind or have vision loss that cannot be corrected by glasses or cured. People can be referred to Vision Australia at the same time as an initial referral to an ophthalmologist, or when they feel their glasses are not working, they’re bumping into objects, losing their balance, and so on.

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