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From TheJournal.ie 'I don’t know any different': Former Voice of Ireland star refuses to let sight loss hold her back Cone Dystrophy

'I don’t know any different': Former Voice of Ireland star refuses to let sight loss hold her back

Rebecca Kelly and three other members of her family live with visual impairment.

From TheJournal.ie Pay PRSI? You can now get glasses for free I Can See Clearly Now

Pay PRSI? You can now get glasses for free

The government has expanded the dental and optical services you can get covered if you pay PRSI.

From TheJournal.ie Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight Sight

Irish patients left waiting over a year for surgery to restore their eyesight

Almost 4,000 people have been waiting more than 12 months to even see a consultant.

From TheJournal.ie 'I'm losing my sight, hearing, AND my place in Irish society' Deafblind

'I'm losing my sight, hearing, AND my place in Irish society'

The Department of Health has decided not to recognise deafblindness as a unique disability. Here’s why.

From TheJournal.ie Well, this is the sweetest thing you'll see today Sight For Sore Eyes

Well, this is the sweetest thing you'll see today

Take a moment to appreciate the cuteness.

From TheJournal.ie 'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients Blindness

'Exciting step forward' as human embryo stem cell transplant restores sight in patients

No safety concerns were detected up to 22 months after the transplant.

From TheJournal.ie Calls for measures to be introduced to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020 Don't Turn A Blind Eye

Calls for measures to be introduced to eliminate avoidable blindness by 2020

There are currently more than 220,000 people in Ireland who are blind or vision impaired.

From TheJournal.ie Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch! Seeing By Touch

Here's a museum that tells blind visitors: Please touch!

Blind and visually impaired visitors are encouraged to get up close to items during their special tours.

From TheJournal.ie Column: Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world women? Opinion

Column: Why are over two thirds of blind people in the world women?

It’s unimaginable to many in the developed world that a person could be last in line for medical care and education simply because of gender – but for millions of women this is the stark reality, writes Michael Marren.

From TheJournal.ie Column: I went blind at 14 – but my guide dog Miles has changed my life Opinion

Column: I went blind at 14 – but my guide dog Miles has changed my life

Kevin Kelly was plunged into a world of darkness when he went completely blind at just 14, but thanks to his companion Miles he has been able to obtain a Master’s degree and pursue the career he wanted.

This dog's struggle is all of our struggle

He knows what he wants, he just can’t get it.

From TheJournal.ie Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study Sight

Three blind mice? New chemical helps sightless mice to see – US study

The findings offer hope of a treatment that could eventually help people who are blind.

From TheJournal.ie Irish inventions helping those with sight loss Inventive

Irish inventions helping those with sight loss

National Council for the Blind (NCBI) promoting digital inclusion with competition to encourage creative technologies like these…