Post date: 
Friday, 3 June 2016

Sharon Sutton from Stoke-on-Trent is a grandmother to three children under five. She shared her experiences of being a grandparent with sight loss.

“I am registered sight-impaired, initially with diabetic retinopathy – I now have macular disease and cataracts forming on both eyes. I am a nanny to three beautiful grandchildren, with another one on the way this year.
My grandsons understand that Nanny can’t see very well, especially in very bad light or glare. They have special large print children’s books, so we can sit and read together. They love to read me stories.
They are learning that it’s ok to have sight loss, and share stories at nursery about me, my sight loss and my new guide dog, Jeanie. My grandchildren are my inspiration, and on my down days they light up my life.”

Find out more

If this has inspired you to read with your grandchildren too, why not sign up to RNIB Library?
If you’re registered as blind or partially sighted, you can borrow up to six books at a time in the format of your choice. Best of all, it’s free. To find out more, visit RNIB Library or call the Helpline on 0303 123 9999.