When you first lose your sight, it is often the small things that can cause the greatest problems: how to read your letters; how to check what you're wearing? What about your finances? Richard Lane, who is blind, and Rowena Forbes, whose eyesight is deteriorating, give tips on how best to cope.
Richard Lane is a web editor for the medical magazine The Lancet.
Dr Rowena Forbes has Retinitis Pigmentosa and a regular contributor to In Touch.