Hi there, I’m still banging on about optic neuritis I’ve had for about 3.5 months now, with a period of vision back to near fine after steroids but now back to as bad as was in first place. Nerves not inflamed any longer however and I can read and see colours, but for me using computer as I am now is torture and really difficult to see/deal with the light, anyway…
I was just looking at the eligibility of the disabled persons railcard and I saw this was a criteria:
'Are registered as having a visual impairment}
1-Social Services official stamp in the space allocated on the downloadable form if applying online or on a paper application form
2-A copy of your Certificate of Visual Impairment (CVI), BP1 Certificate (Scotland) or BD8 Certificate for being registered blind or partially-sighted’
Does optic neuritis come under this umbrella and would I be able to get one of these certificates? Just wondered if anyone else had one. Or because optic neuritis is in theory meant to be temporary would I not qualify?
I’m still working part time and know I’m not eligible for PIP at moment.
Cheers folks! xx