Listen to their stories

Discover their experiences of vision loss, the impact on relationships, plus the emotional, financial and practical services that led them to regain hope and independence. In their own time, they connected with a range of supports allowing them to continue doing the things they have always done like reading, travelling, working and much more. If you’re blind or have low vision, listening to stories of how people faced similar experiences is a great way to regain hope and independence.

Meet Ben

Primary school can come with its own set of setbacks, but losing your vision shouldn't be one of them. Just when Ben was learning to read, he lost his vision.

Meet Ben

Meet Amy

Being a new mum can be challenging, but when a child has vision loss, life can become even more unpredictable. Amy's son Parker was diagnosed with an eye condition at just four month's old. Listen to how Amy’s family worked through this life-changing moment.

Meet Amy

Meet Brenda

Brenda is something else. The 91 year old has come far since losing her vision, which at the time, seemed devastating. This is her story.

Meet Brenda

Meet Brittnee

Just as Brittnee’s hairdressing career was taking off, she lost her vision. Listen to how Brittnee navigated this life-changing experience.

Meet Brittnee

Meet Deena

As an advisor for government, and mother to her five-year-old, Deena’s used to offering advice. She’s also been blind since birth. Listen to how she navigates life as a working mum.

Meet Deena

Meet Tony

Imagine having to cook without vision? This was the reality for celebrity chef Tony, who experienced vision loss later in life. Listen to how Tony has been able to regain his confidence in the kitchen.

Meet Tony

Meet Cheryl

“The doctor told me that I should prepare for what would be significant vision impairment by the time I was 70,” said Cheryl. There’s more to Cheryl’s story. Listen to find out what she did next.

Meet Cheryl

Meet Paul

After living 53 years with good vision, Paul experienced blindness, almost instantly. Now back to building hot rods and BBQing, listen to how he’s been able to regain his passions.

Meet Paul

Order your free resources

If you, or a loved one, is blind or has low vision, and would like to know about the support available, Let's Talk About Vision Loss is an excellent audio and text resource. This book supports people with lived experience, carers and healthcare professionals who support patients who are blind or have low vision. Order your free copy, or call to speak to Vision Australia.