Welcome to the Craic On podcast

Whether you’re affected by sight loss are blind or partially sighted or know someone who is this is your podcast. Your voice, your stories, your lives! 

 

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Craic On, produced by RNIB in Northern Ireland, features a rich mix of local voices and local stories of local people affected by sight loss.  We have different themes each episode and welcome any and all input and ideas from you our listeners! 

The Craic On podcast (formerly Sound Vision Online) joins a growing family of other great RNIB podcasts which includes The Weekly Connect, Tech Talk and Read On Air

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This month:

If a stroke affects certain parts of the brain this can affect your sight. Strokes can cause vision problems including visual field loss, double or blurry vision and can also affect visual processing.

In this episode, good friends Rory and Brian share about how they've learned to live with hemianopia - the common mishaps, and importance of getting out and meeting others through RNIB's confidence building courses.

Hemianopia is where there is a loss of one half of your visual field. This may mean that you’re not able to see to either the left or right from the centre of your field of vision in both eyes.

Brian says "Everyone with hemianopia sees differently. Everyone has to learn to cope with it in their own way"

They believe socialising, music and laughter are some of the key ingredients.

For further information visit our stroke-related eye conditions page.

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We’re always open to new topic ideas and eager to share local people’s experiences, tips and life hacks with others. Call us on: 028 9032 9373, email: [email protected], or tag @RNIBNI on twitter using #CraicOn, and let’s start a conversation! 

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