Employment lawyer Anna Fletcher called the Society's helpline when, after seven years of experiencing symptoms, she was diagnosed with punctate inner choroidopathy. Anna was told she would go blind and struggled to find any support. The helpline referred Anna to our free counselling service.
For the first time since losing her sight Anna was able to think positively about the future. She said: “I was devastated, and then I spoke to someone from the counselling service. It was a really pivotal moment for me and made me feel like it was going to be OK.” Anna added: “I decided that I just didn’t have any choice. I had a new baby, a family and a job I loved, so I just had to get on with it.”
Dennis Lewis, counselling service manager, said: “Sight loss can have a devastating impact on people’s lives. Counselling can provide a platform where people affected by macular conditions can explore their thoughts and feelings in a safe and confidential setting. This can help them to adjust to their life situation enabling them to move forward in a positive way.”