This article featured in the NZ Optics April newsletter. Trevor shares his experience of being diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa and loosing his sight.

Sight loss, I discovered, is such a gradual process that it’s generally detected by others before the victims themselves. Certainly, the indications I had came at me, rather suddenly. I was sitting down, quietly enjoying a cup of tea, when my wife Pam said: “we really need to talk”. Now anyone with any experience of married life or full-time employment knows that when someone says that, good news is not about to follow. The conversation started innocently enough, along the lines of, “do you realise how often you’re bumping into things lately?” I put on, what I hoped was a pensive, reasonable expression, waiting for the final verdict and sure enough it arrived…
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