Sight loss affects 1.8 million people in the UK. This practical guide explains the causes of sight loss and focus on help and practical tips to make every day life easier. Sight Loss: The Essential Guide follows RNIB guidelines on font and layout to make it accessible for partially sighted people but it will also contain helpful advice for carers and families of partially sighted or blind people. Age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts and diabetes-related eye disease will all be covered in detail, the causes, detection, treatment and advice for carers will be explained in an easy-to-understand way. The book will also provide information on which eyesight professionals you will meet, how to cope emotionally and where to get support, reassuring the reader of what to expect during, what can be, a problematic and confusing time. Mobility, adapting your home and financial help will be covered making this practical guide invaluable for anyone who is concerned about their own, or a family member's, sight loss. Authors: Antonia Chitty and Victoria Dawson
Antonia Chitty is an award winning entrepreneur and author. Antonia has a diverse background, initially qualifying as an optometrist before working in PR, then writing for Which? magazine. This has helped her write books on topics including business, health and complementary therapies, disability and special needs, and parenting.