Monday, July 25, 2016

Fighting blindness: Fiona's struggles with work as sight fades - STV

by Pamela Tulloch
Originally published:  July 21, 2016
Publisher: STV.TV

Fiona Davidson on how barriers to finding work dented her confidence and self belief for years.

Watching her vision slowly fade is something Fiona Davidson has come to accept as a norm in her life.

Signs began to show when she would trip over the family pet as a toddler and struggle to see street lights against the night sky, and she was diagnosed with an eye disorder called Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) at the age of three.

This didn't stop the young Fiona from taking on similar activities to her peers, with fond memories of jumping at the chance to go horse riding with her brother.

Her steely determination for which she became renowned in her family helped her through her first drop in eye sight in her early teens and then again in her late teens.