By the time he was 21, neither glasses nor contact lenses were helping and he underwent his first of three corneal transplants.
Josef unfortunately spent the majority of this difficult journey alone, with little to no additional help. When doctors told Josef that his last transplant would only help temporarily, they recommended reaching out to Vision Australia for assistance. Until then, he had assumed that our services were only for people who were completely blind.
His vision loss had become so bad that he stopped going out at night, which started to affect his quality of life.
Almost immediately, after beginning orientation and mobility training with Vision Australia, Josef’s quality of life improved dramatically.
He is now confident to go out and manages going out at any time of the day!
He also wears an ‘I have low vision’ badge and has had many wonderful experiences with people wanting to help him.