Share your story

We’re incredibly grateful to our members, colleagues, ambassadors and supporters who share their experiences of sight loss and/or their work in that area. These powerful stories are fundamental to raising awareness of the issues of sight loss and helping us to reach even more people around the country who might need our services.

If you’re interested in sharing your story, please contact our Head of Advocacy & Communications, Neil Ward, today on 01 6789 004 or There are lots of different ways you can share your story (for example our website, social media, newsletter and with the press) – to learn more about it please don’t hesitate to get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.

Below are some examples of stories recently shared in the press and in our newsletters:

Aine Mae O’Mahony talks to the Irish Examiner about going blind at 25. Read the article here.

Neasa Hourican and her daughter Edith share their story of life with retinal dystrophy. Read more here.

The Irish Times spoke with Prof Marc de Smet about his work in advancing the use of robots in retinal surgery. Read the article here.

Stephen Duffy was 30 when he was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, the leading cause of blindness among the working age population. Read his story here.