How I See

Exploring the spectrum of sight

Did you know that there are over 200 eye conditions? 

The reality of sight loss is different for everybody. Every year thousands of people are diagnosed with the most common eye conditions, some people are diagnosed with rarer conditions and a small number of people don’t have a specific condition at all.
To illustrate this spectrum of sight, our latest film in the How I See series features five blind and partially sighted people talking about their eye conditions. 

For more information, check out our Frequently Asked Questions.

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  • Follow us on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram and share our film to help spread the word.
  • Don’t forget to share your experiences too, using #HowISee

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#HowISee resources and downloads

You can raise awareness with the #HowISee pack, which highlights examples of how someone with one of the four most common eye conditions might see. It includes posters, useful factsheets and a sight simulation booklet, which can be shared in your local area. 

The pack is essential for anyone who wants to learn about the spectrum of sight, understand different eye conditions and raise awareness about how a blind or partially sighted person might see. It can also help dispel some myths and misunderstandings that people may have about sight loss. 

Register using our online form to receive your own #HowISee pack.

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Or you can also download some of the materials to share electronically:

More information, articles and podcasts raising awareness about the realities of sight loss

Download a​ transcript of the #HowISee video: