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My Life As a Legally Blind Person

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Going through life being visually impaired, as you may have guessed, was not easy.  I was born with astigmatism and nystagmus.  1,154 more words

Why Are You Nearsighted? Here's An Explanation You May Not Have Heard.

The southern city of Guangzhou has long held the largest eye hospital in China. But about five years ago, it became clear that the Zhongshan Ophthalmic Center needed to expand.

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Shopping for Glasses

Time for the responsible adult thing. I put off getting new glasses as long as possible, because damn those prescription glasses are expensive. It occurred to me that I’ve been using the same lenses for about 9 years now. 556 more words



I mentioned pinhole glasses in yesterday’s blog.  I find them amazing because they correct your vision whether you are nearsighted or farsighted.

Many years ago, I was at a party and pinhole glasses came up.  307 more words

Nearsighted Point-of-View

People, whether they be black, white, old, young or etc., have this almost inescapable nearsighted view of life in its totality. Because of this limited view of time and possibilities, we respond to situations based primarily on reason, experience (first and second-hand), and emotions. 677 more words

Perspective Park

Signs of Aging

The universe has sent me a two-pronged message this week: 1) I am getting old, and 2) aging is taking its toll.

On Monday I visited the ophthalmologist for my annual checkup. 390 more words


Buying happiness is easy when you're blind

I hadn’t tried ordering my contacts online until a couple of months back and I’m not sure why – the ones I use now are super light and thin (a little too light and thin, even – I wasn’t used to it and accidentally broke my first couple of pairs), fit much better and cost a lot less. 286 more words