Meet little Luna, a three-year-old girl who loves The Wiggles, animals and her family. She also loves Christmas.
When Luna was just four months old, her mum, Sarah noticed something was wrong with her sight.
‘She was cross-eyed. Her eyes were shaking, we were really concerned.’
Luna was diagnosed with nystagmus and optic nerve hypoplasia. It means she only has, at best, ten percent vision - there is no cure.
While Luna has vision loss, mum Sarah doesn’t want her little girl to miss out on the chance to realise her dreams and her potential.
children like Luna can receive the support they need in the most critical stages of their early development:
- Literacy and learning. Developing skills and inspiring curiosity, literacy and learning, are essential to early development.
- Mobility. Learning to move with confidence and ease, is the foundation of an independent future.
- Social Skills. Developing self-esteem and an awareness of others and their needs, provides the tools to navigate social environments – like pre-school or school.
- Child’s development. Each of the developmental milestones – like reaching, sitting up, speaking and standing – are a sign of healthy development.
- Early intervention and support. Vision Australia supports children with low vision to reach the milestones of early childhood, while building their confidence to live life with low vision.