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Debbie’s Sightline Story

I have a sight condition called dominant cone dystrophy. I have real issues with light and need to wear sunglasses and require additional coverage including hats or extra glasses to try and further protect my eyes from daylight...

Debbie’s
Sightline Story

I have a sight condition called dominant cone dystrophy. I have real issues with light and need to wear sunglasses and require additional coverage including hats or extra glasses to try and further protect my eyes from daylight.

I live on my own and unfortunately can’t have a guide dog due to a spine operation. I don’t have any close friends or family close by so can feel very isolated at times. I did enjoy some sporting activities prior to the pandemic but these aren’t restarting anytime soon.

I have a good relationship with my befriender; we hit it off straight away and I have looked forward to our weekly calls ever since. Going days without speaking to anyone is really isolating but knowing my befriender will call on a set day and time helps me focus on something to look forward to.

“I have used the Sightline telephone befriending service throughout the pandemic. I really enjoy the discussions we have and having someone to talk to during what has been such an isolating time has been a great help to me.

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