Learning to cope – life after blindness for Brittnee Watson

03 May 2021

For Brittnee Watson, going blind after developing diabetic retinopathy and macular degeneration meant saying goodbye to her hairdressing career.

“My boss told me there’s no point coming back,” the 27-year-old said. 

“That was probably the time where I did lock myself in the house for about a week.”

New to blindness, Brittnee found it hard to cope.

That changed when she joined Vision Australia’s Quality Living Groups

Brittnee was able to share how she was feeling with others going through similar experiences and gained practical help that truly has made a world of difference to her life.
 

Vision Australia’s Quality Living Groups are open to all people with a vision condition, and their carers. 

Brittnee Watson with her Seeing Eye Dog Kuma.
Brittnee Watson with her Seeing Eye Dog Kuma.