‘The chip is changing my life’: Tim Reddish with the silver medal he won at the 2000 Sydney Paralympics and the OBE he was awarded in 2009
He’s won more than 50 medals swimming for his country, but Tim Reddish only ever had the pleasure of seeing a handful of them.
Diagnosed with a degenerative eye condition at the age of 31, the former Paralympian went totally blind 17 years ago.
But thanks to the fitting of a bionic eye, the 55-year-old can now see his haul in all its glory.
Mr Reddish – currently the chairman of the British Paralympic Association – told yesterday how a revolutionary retinal chip is enabling him to make out shapes and read a clock face.