"I gained a full insight into my eye condition after meeting with Guide Dogs; something that I never had until now."
Trevor lives with the inconvenience of Macular Degeneration, which blurs and distorts his central vision. For Trevor, this has made reading books difficult, but also reading music - his main passion in life.
The active 76-year-old is a highly talented and versatile jazz musician, who has played flute, clarinet and saxophone with international and local bands in concert venues around the world.
Trevor's eye specialist referred him to Guide Dogs' Low Vision Clinic at Chatswood. After a thorough assessment by our Orthoptist and Optometrist, various magnifiers were trialled and a pair of magnified reading glasses were recommended. With these glasses, Trevor has to hold things very close, but as the glasses are portable he was able to use them with success on a recent overseas trip for a band engagement.
While a solution for reading music remains a challenge, Trevor manages well, with good lighting, skill and memory.