Isolation makes no distinction. Generations apart - still isolated. Ken and Rob both served their country but both became isolated by sight loss.

Ken's story

When Ken lost his sight, he also started to lose himself.
Ken is one of our London-based veterans. He was part of the Royal Air Force in 1949 and served for nine years. Like the vast majority of those we support, Ken lost his sight decades later due to age-related macular degeneration (ARMD).

At the time he started to lose his sight, his wife passed away.
“I realised I was lonely, and that’s not an easy thing to admit really. After I went to Brighton I realised it was just the fact that I was going somewhere and it really brought me back into the world again.”

We offer vital support, advice and friendship to veterans isolated by sight loss.

Rob's story

Rob had to rebuild his life after he was blinded in action. Now he’s full of hope.
Rob joined the 5th Regiment of the Royal Artillery in 2008 and went on to become a member of the Special Observation Battery as a result of passing special selection training.

In 2010, his life changed forever, when he suffered an accident whilst on deployment. He sustained severe head and facial injuries, which destroyed one of his eyes immediately and left the other so badly damaged that it had to be removed later in hospital.