Eye Clinic Support Officer
Wendy joined the Dorset Blind Association team in June 2015 as the sight loss adviser in the eye unit at the Royal Bournemouth and Christchurch hospital. Having a supportive and caring team around her within the hospital and at DBA, Wendy has settled in well to her new role.
In a ‘previous life’ Wendy was a Primary school teacher, administrator and most recently worked for a national charity supporting those with sight loss.
Wendy was registered as partially sighted around 14 years ago with Stargardts disease, a juvenile macular dystrophy which affects the central vision. Although Wendy has found that her life has changed and had to make certain adaptations, she has found that it has equally enriched and broadened her life experiences. From meeting and supporting patients at the eye clinic to arriving at the mad decision to take part in DBA’s Skydive on the 19th March with 3 colleagues from the eye unit!!
In her ‘spare time’ Wendy is kept busy with her 2 ‘growing up fast’ children, enjoys faffing around with paint and meeting up with friends.