Monday, February 1, 2016
365 Things to Smile About Day 178. A Thrill!!!!
One of the things I love about working in the field of blindness and low vision is because once in a while...I can really help someone! And it is pretty wonderful!
Macular Degeneration affects your central vision. Makes it crazy blurry, causes blind spots and makes words appear and disappear in frustrating ways. We naturally use our central vision to do just about everything, including reading. What I loved was the reaction I got when I suggested to someone with MD to try looking off to their left and reading out the side of their eye. The reaction was wonderful!! Absolute joy and amazement! The peripheral vision is what someone with MD needs to use but you don't often think about doing that. One simple suggestion and someone is able to use their vision for reading again!! It's an incredible feeling helping with that and I can't wait to be able to help more people!!!