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Second Sense - Beyond Vision Loss

Seeing Blind: Charles Bonnet Syndrome

Friday, April 9 - 10:30 am - 11:30 am

Since the pandemic began, the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB) has seen an almost 50% spike in calls to their hotline of people who are blind or visually impaired reporting hallucinations. Often, people are hesitant to talk about these hallucinations for fear of being seen as mentally ill, especially older people who fear it may be the onset of dementia. This phenomenon is not as uncommon among the blind and visually impaired population as you may think.

Join our new staff member, Siobhan Midgley, CVRT, COMS, TVI, as she shares important information about Charles Bonnet Syndrome, a little known condition causing people to hallucinate as the brain tries to fill in its vision gaps.

You’ll learn:

  • how Charles Bonnet Syndrome manifests
  • how to cope with the hallucinations
  • where to find support and more information

To join this informative workshop, call our conference line at 312-809-1004. For questions, email Siobhan Midgley.