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VisualEyes With Bhavini

VisualEyes With Bhavini

By Bhavini Makwana
Raising awareness of sight loss by Blind & partially sighted people sharing their lived experiences, tips & techniques, information & resources as well as tackling misconceptions and taboos. We will be exploring some of the challenges faced by vision impaired people and we will discuss practical solutions. You will certainly hear from inspirational individuals and the funny moments of living life blind.
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Episode 6 - Exploring Mindfulness with Beverley Duguid

VisualEyes With Bhavini

Episode 6 - Exploring Mindfulness with Beverley Duguid

VisualEyes With Bhavini

Episode 8 - Dating & Relationships
We speak about dating apps, meeting people face to face, as well as speed dating, along with confidence and how peer support groups are vital in developing skills. We also talk to a panel who share their experiences as well as sharing tips for other people with sight loss.
February 16, 2021
Episode 7 - Happy New Year & why I am grateful for 2020
Insight into Bhavini, Learning more about VisualEyes with Bhavini, The opportunities that presented in 2020 & what 2021 could have in store.
January 5, 2021
Episode 6 - Exploring Mindfulness with Beverley Duguid
Beverley shares her varied career roles, challenges around workplace adjustments, setting up her own business - Discussing mindfulness, the benefits, who it’s for, as well as hearing about the books which she has written, whilst living with Glaucoma.
December 8, 2020
Episode 5 - Higher Education, Student Support & setting up your own business
We speak to Daniel from Visualise Training & Consultancy & Senclude who shares his experience of his education pathway and how he got into setting up his own business whilst also living with Retinitis Pigmentosa. We also speak with Krupali who has Stargardt’s who shares both her positive and challenging experiences of attending both specialist and mainstream education. Both share useful resources and tips and demonstrates sheer determination and resilience, in order to keep the fight going!
October 22, 2020
Episode 4 - Cooking with a Vision Impairment
We speak to Urmila, Rakhee and Kim - A blind chef who all share their cooking tips and techniques. From how they got started, to preparing meals including Indian cuisine, we discuss lighting, preparation, various appliances and gadgets.
September 30, 2020
Episode 3 - Early Patient Pathway
In this podcast, we explore the four ‘O’s, genetic testing and counselling, as well as learning about the role of an Eye Clinic Liaison Officer and the Friends of Moorfields Service. Professor Mariya Moosajee explains inherited sight loss, whilst Elena Schiff shares genetics testing and counselling, how it works and who would be eligible. An informative podcast that highlights the pathway, from the beginning, sharing what support services are available to you as a patient, your family, or perhaps carer and much more.
September 2, 2020
Episode 2 - Speaking to my Mum for the first time about RP & why diagnosis delivery needs to change!
Speaking with Hansa Parmar a.k.a. my mum, Sochan Kukadia & Ashrafia Choudury who all speak about sight loss, the impact it had on them as a parent, a son and the length that a teenager had to go through to finally get her diagnosis.
August 2, 2020
Episode 1 - Discussing Retinitis Pigmentosa, Uveitis & Albinism, Flavours of Ice Cream & COVID - 19
Speaking with Karishma Shah, Amit Thakrar and Rakhee Solanki about their symptoms before being diagnosed with their eye conditions. We learn about their personality via Ice Cream flavours and they share how they spent their time during lockdown.
July 12, 2020
Introducing the launch of the VisualEyes With Bhavini Podcast
Hear what you can expect from this podcast, why I am creating them and a little background about me
July 1, 2020