Cameron was born and raised in West Gippsland, Victoria Australia and followed the family tradition and became a farmer.
However, in the summer of 1968–69, when walking through fields where a full harvest moon hung low, this golden orb suddenly disappeared. Within a few seconds the moon reappeared and there were no clouds in the sky. This mysterious event became the portent of future drama. Cameron was diagnosed to have a degenerative retinal disease named retinitis pigmentosa (RP), with a prognosis leading to inevitable blindness.
Recognising he could not continue as a farmer, Cameron studied Law at Monash University. Cameron became CEO of an industry body and later worked in a legal practice until his sight deteriorated further.
During this period, Cameron worked with his wife to establish a Society for RP research. In recognition of this and his commercial work, he was made a Member in the Order of Australia in 1993.
Recognising his long battle with failing sight, Cameron worked for 15 years with Vision Australia where his life experiences and those of clients now form the basis of this book, appropriately titled “I Can See Clearly Now”.