“I think back on how I felt six or seven years ago and so much has changed,” Mark Belton said.
Mark first noticed that his sight was getting worse in his teens. His mum, nan and sister all had an inherited eye condition called retinitis pigmentosa.
“By the age of 18 or 19 I knew I had it too.
“My eyesight was deteriorating,” Mark said.
“It was a real blow, it was half expected but it sort of knocks you back. I had just got my new job then as an upholsterer.”