Eye Health

26 October 2010

Looking through a diseased eye

How much would your life change if you couldn't see, or if your vision was not 100 percent? What would the world around you look like?

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People with good vision often take it for granted. Many people also fail to realise that there are different types of blindness, ranging from impaired vision, to complete failure of sight.

How much would your life change if you couldn't see, or if your vision was not 100 percent? What would the world around you look like? Use this graphical tool to see reality through a diseased eye.

Looking through a diseased eye

Useful resources:

South African Optometric Association
Tel: 011 805 4517

South African National Council for the Blind
Tel: 012 452 3811

Retina South Africa
Tel: 011 622 4904

Ophthalmological Society of South Africa

 

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg and is currently practising at Tygerberg Academic Hospital in Cape Town. She has recently completed a Masters degree in Clinical Epidemiology at Stellenbosch University. She has a keen interest in ocular pathology and evidence based medicine as well as contact lenses.

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