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Real-life story

Read real life eyesight stories from people with vision loss and eye problems and discover how they manage their conditions.

Blind, abandoned and gang raped

Not allowing adversity to break her spirit, Nthabiseng Moloi survived against incredible odds and is now a motivational speaker.

My life with contacts

Helet Merkling worked for many years as a human rights lawyer. She started wearing contact lenses when she was a student and has done so for the past twenty years.

Sight restored

Karl Trittner and his wife Hazel had not the foggiest idea that age-related macular degeneration (AMD) is even a disease that they would have to deal with.

Not yet dark, but getting there

At the age of six I was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye condition. Within the extent of a year or two, my sight went from perfectly normal to about ten percent.

Miners: the first light of day

After more than 2 months underground, the rescued Chilean miners will greet the first light of day with protective sunglasses. How will the ordeal affect their eyesight?

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Megan Goodman qualified as an optometrist from the University of Johannesburg. 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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