It's no secret, I'm the loud and proud Christmas fanatic in this office. My Christmas tree has been up since November and I will be wearing a Santa hat in this stifling heat right through until Christmas Day! I decided to combine my slightly exuberant love of the holiday season with my other love, eyes.
Firstly, did you know that Vision Australia hosts one of the largest Carols by Candlelight events in Australia? Vision Australia's Carols has been a 76 year long tradition and shows no signs of stopping in the near or distant future. If you live in Melbourne tickets to this seasonal event are still available HERE. If Melbourne is a little out of your reach, never fear, you can huddle down with an ice cold beer, a plate of prawns and watch from the comfort of you air-conditioned living room. The carols are broadcast on Channel 9, December 24th from 8 pm. Don't have a TV? Not a problem, they also broadcast to Vision Australia Radio. The proceeds from this event goes towards Vision Australia’s Children’s Services, which will ensure Australian children who are blind or have low vision continue to have the access to vital services that increase independence and enable a child to participate meaningfully in every aspect of their life.
Do you have a vision impaired friend or family member? Then I've got Christmas Gift ideas for you!
Liquid Level Finders to help pour the perfect cup of coffee, or scotch!
Digital talking watches
Black Signature Guides
HD Desktop Magnified TV screens
Braille Magnetic Letters
Or, how about the gift that just keeps on giving and sponsor a Guide Dog!
These products and more are available at The Blind Society of Australia.
Here is something extra special for those of you who will be getting dressed up this Christmas. Santa Hat Eye Shadow!
Not that I like to combine my love of all things jolly with pain, but since none of us here in the office had heard of this, you probably haven't either. CHRISTMAS EYE, this is a real thing and according to doctors the pain is compared to that of child birth. Having birthed a child myself, I'm doubtful.
And on a lighter note, I encourage you all...
May you all have a very merry Christmas and a happy and safe New Year.