Eleven-year-old Anthony has struggled with vision difficulties his whole life. As an infant, he was diagnosed with Nystagmus, an involuntary movement of the eyes. In 2012, he was finally diagnosed with Ocular Albinism, meaning he has almost no melanin in his eyes to filter light. This leaves him basically blind in bright sunlight, even when he’s wearing his photochromic glasses.
Anthony has been fortunate to have teachers who go the extra mile for him, enabling him to stay in mainstream schools. His teachers learned that small changes could have a big impact on his learning, like using darker pencils and seating him at the front of the class. With the help of our donors, it’s hoped that our school screening project will help us to identify more children with visual difficulties, so that they too can benefit from early intervention.