Case studies

Shain

Shain

The activities have helped him understand that there are others out there who can’t see very well.

Shain was diagnosed with Albinism at birth. He can only see confidently up to a metre and a half away, and anything further is blurry and a vague shadow.

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Shane

Shane

These friendships have given me a brighter outlook, and now I'm always looking forward to the next activity.

Shane was born with Optic Atrophy, and all he can see are distorted shapes and shadows. He contacted Vista's befriending service, where his new friendship made an incredible difference.

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Sheila

Sheila

Vista's befriending service has helped me to continue living a full and happy life.

Sheila developed wet macular degeneration almost ten years ago. After being registered as partially sighted, she was referred to Vista.

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Spencer

Spencer

I want to raise money for Vista because they helps lots of visually impaired children like me.

Spencer, 9 years old, has been fundraising and spreading awareness about Vista within his school and local community.

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Steve

Steve

Managing a range of services can be challenging, but the diversity of what we offer for local people is something I'm very proud of.

Steve has worked for Vista for over ten years, and now has responsibility for almost forty members of staff.

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Vihan

Vihan

I'd never done some of the activities before, but it's been so much fun to try new things.

Vihan, 11, was registered as partially sighted in 2014. The family frequently attend Vista's activities, which has encouraged him to take part in different hobbies.

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