Today we’re here getting involved in the Do It in The Dark initiative by Retina Australia. We put some glasses on, we had a bit of tunnel vision. We jumped on the water in our kayaks, we’re in the gym doing some of our exercises and we really got a feel of what it’s like to live with tunnel vision.
Retina Australia is a charity that supports research information and supports those with inherited retinal diseases. Inherited retinal diseases impact
16 000 Australians and are the leading cause of blindness in working age adults.
We tried out the glasses which basically limits you to five to ten percent vision. It was very challenging. The biggest things I noticed was lack of
peripheral vision which for me I didn’t realise I used so much and just that feeling of that balance I didn’t realise how much the vision really impacts us.
We are very invested in um trying to raise awareness and maybe a little bit of money can be donated so keep an eye out for the link that’s going to go around. If you have any spare time and spare cash just head it over to Retina Australia, we’ll be greatly appreciated.