A question I am asked often. In keeping with the anniversary theme :), I'll post this picture of Steve and I in Norway feeling victorious and in the same shirt I was wearing in the previous post. No wonder I think I need more clothes :).
I have meant to share about my experience at Low Vision Rehabilitation Services. Just prior to this unfortunate experience, I had an appointment that was helpful and informative. My appointment was with Bryan Gerritsen, a Certified Low Vision Therapist, who spent extensive time learning about my vision with different tests. I have vision in one eye about the size of a dime that is fuzzy and inability to distinguish contrast and many colors. So, I wondered if a low vision appointment would even be helpful at this point. I have gained many blind skills that have served me well and really almost didn't go except that I had a scheduled appointment and didn't want to cancel on him. I learned that I am nearsighted in this one eye so that if I held an object at just the right spot with the magnification glasses I could see a letter! In many situations it is still much quicker to use the speech abilities I have, but there are times that this is helping me out. I bought a new pair of sunglasses that wrap around and are still kind of cute to wear for biking and other places where the dirt and wind can take a toll on my dry eyes. Then the tool that is hanging around my neck in this picture is a monocular lens. If you look through it the peephole is expanded. So, if I can see a fuzzy dime through the peephole it makes it a fuzzy quarter size that is somewhat disproportionate but a sense of the scenery. So, I left with three helpful tools that I have really enjoyed. I also gained an appreciation for Bryan and his work and the time he spent with me.