Eileen – St Ives
After being told by her optician that her sight had deteriorated to the point that glasses were no longer effective and nothing more could be done, Eileen went along to a low vision clinic to try out some strong magnifiers. She found a video magnifier that made a huge difference to her and applied for it through the fund.
“Before I got this magnifier I couldn’t read letters at all, so I was just binning them as they were completely useless to me. My daughter takes me shopping once a week and I relied on her to read the labels to me. I’m very independent and don’t want to have to rely on other people. It’s like giving up and you can’t just give up. But now I can do these things for myself again. I can read my own letters and I can read the labels when we go out shopping. It is helping me to keep my independence.”