Losing vision is very confusing, but there are tips for dealing with social situations and day-to-day life that can help a lot. This website is for you, the person losing vision. You can read or listen to it on your smart phone, or link to it from Facebook.
Losing a lot of sight is complicated and very painful. You can’t read easily or recognize friends now. Or you may be noticing changes in how other people talk to you. You may feel out of control.
Personal recovery is a step-by-step process. Today you may be struggling with finding a phone number. Next week it’s how to tell a friend about your vision problems. Or you need help getting your family to put everything back in its place.
Wherever you are in your journey with vision loss, you’ll find something here to make you more confident, more like your old self…or perhaps more active and productive than you were before.
This website is also for the family and friends of the person going through vision loss.
I have been teaching Personal Management and Interpersonal Skills for fifteen years, and living with major vision loss for thirty years plus. Almost all that I know has been learned from my own experience, and from clients and co-workers at the Carroll Center for the Blind.
Please contribute your tips for doing everyday tasks after vision loss – as well as your strategies on how to speak up for yourself.
Share your ideas with the rest of us.