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I Am Legally Blind

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 93 People

    You Got A Friend In Me!

    Hello group, my name is Dan W. Miller. I am known in Amarillo Texas as the barefoot blind guy around town, and Counselor Dan at Faith City Ministries where I work fifteen hours a week as a volunteer counselor. I conduct individual counseling sessions, and also Co-facilitate an...
    CounselorDan CounselorDan 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 22, 2013

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    So Proud Of Myself

    last night i went cane training. I have night blindness so it was the first time i was truly dependant on the cane. It was so amazing. I was walking more confidently, knowing that i didnt need to fear falling or tripping over. Im so happy that i didnt even get phased when i...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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    My Story

    I was born with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia and Astigmatism, making me legally blind. Since this condition is of the brain, there is no surgery that has been developed to cure it, and if one did evolve, it would be extremely risky to go through with. In school, it was always difficult...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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    Frustrating Sometimes

    20 years ago I was diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy and told I might lose my sight altogether. Standard treatment at that time was just comprehensive laser treatments over several weeks. It worked for awhile and my sight was pretty good. Although not perfect I could see...
    kenny25 kenny25 31-35, M Jun 20, 2013

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    Born Blind But Now I See

    I was born blind from a stroke I had when my mom had an allergic reaction to a drug the doctors gave her when she was about to give birth. The stroke completely damaged my visual center and I was born completely blind as a result. Somehow through a miracle my brain generated an...
    Starya Starya 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2012

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    Been There, Done That, Just Haven't Been Able To See It

    I have been Legally Blind all of my life. I have around 20/400 both eyes. Funny thing is somebody forgot to tell me I was different when I was first growing up. I have Nystagmus in both eyes which is a term to describe fast, uncontrollable movements of the eyes. The term...
    morganonnet2 morganonnet2 51-55, M 2 Responses Aug 24, 2012

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    Rp & Pain

    Hello, I am 31 and have had RP for 18 yrs. For the past 2.5 yrs., I've been struggling with abdominal pain and other gut issues. I've gone to many doctors/specialists with no solution as to what my problem is. My current doctor had a thought that it may have some sort of...
    krisalyn krisalyn 31-35 Nov 28, 2012

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    My first 30 years were filled with adventures.

    But after a traumatic divorce I lost interest in keeping myself well. Besides my professional life being outstanding I was very self-destructive. My career required extensive travel through Asia and North America. During one excursion I found a new love. During our third year...
    Matte201422 Matte201422 36-40, M 1 Response Apr 24

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    Pulse! Technology For Blind Pople

    HI everyone!! We are a student group called PULSE and we are developing a gadget with the shape of a bracelet that helps you detect objects at different distances as well as finding your belongs loke your keys or cellphone with the help of a little tag. We are just about to...
    gabryelle gabryelle 18-21 Apr 16, 2013

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    Uh Oh, University Blues.

    Hi! So, my name is Melanie, and I'll be turning eighteen years old in thirteen days, which is REALLY exciting. I'm from a very small town in Canada, and I was born missing my left eye, and with 20/400 vision in my right. My parents were always very supportive of me, but I realize...
    unluckythirteen13 unluckythirteen13 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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    Only One Eye

    I'm only legally blind in my right eye. 20/200, but with 20/20 in my left. I can see fine with both eyes open. My vision in my right eye is absolutely dreadful, though. I was born with a cataract in my right eye as well. I'm not sure if it affects my vision, though.
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 1 Response Jun 2, 2011

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    I am doing research on accessible prescription

    labels. I am looking for someone that has had firsthand experience about inadvertantly taking the wrong prescription or the wrong dosage due to the inability to read the medicine label. If so, would you be willing to share your story with me?
    winealittle84 winealittle84 26-30, F Mar 11

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    Stargardt Disease

    Hiya, im 23 with Stargardt's disease and wanted to share parts of my life story. I had this from childhood, with no treatment that could heal or help the disease. It is a form of macular degeneration in children that starts and doesn't stop. my vision right now is 20/200 in...
    hermislefthand hermislefthand 22-25, M 5 Responses Aug 13, 2012

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    I Am Blind

    I am blind. Surprised that a blind guy can type? Well I sent my seeing eye dog to typing school and.. Just kidding. While not totally blind I am legally blind and pretty limited in what I can enjoy. In this era of smart phones, tablets etc it is very frustrating to not be...
    Bryn68 Bryn68 46-50, M 3 Responses Nov 30, 2013

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    Being Blind.

    Hello I'm Tara. I'm blind. Yes I know I'm on a computer. It talks what I type to me. Kinda neat. I went blind when I was 16 in a car accident. I was driving and a another car hit me. My airbag in my wheel didn't go off. My eyes where hit so hard it damaged them. Lucky I just had...
    ChattyTara ChattyTara 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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    The Blind Girl

    There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could only see the world, she would marry her boyfriend. One day, someone donated a pair of eyes to her and...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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    VERY Excited

    i am very happy to finaly find a place where i can really relate to people that have the same problem as i do.  i was born with scaring in my retna. i got because of the becteria that the cats carry. it is called taxoplasmosis ( i think i spelled it wrong). it sucked...
    yessenia89 yessenia89 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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    Legally Blind In 1 Eye Blind In The Other.

    I am blind in one eye and legally blind in the other.  It happened about seven yrs ago.  My retna in my left eye detached and I had two surgeries and a Cateract surgery the optical nerve went dead.  So messed up the other eye.  It has been tough and hard to...
    viperdx viperdx 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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    Harf Life But Makin It

    Ive had eye problems ny whole life. I'm 20/200 in both eyes. ive never worn glasses for a long period of time. i live a lifestyle that isnt compatable with glasses. it really makes life hard always having to compete with people with 20/20 vision
    joshypoo joshypoo 22-25, M Jul 21, 2012

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    I Am Losing My Sight

    Hello everyone, I happened to find this website by searching "Vision problem support group". I am a 24 year old female and for the past two months my vision has completely declined. I was healthy before, do not smoke, drink alcohol, use any legal, or illegal drugs. I stayed...
    dandg7 dandg7 22-25 5 Responses Jan 1, 2013

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    Human Powered Commuting

    Hello, We are a group of high school students participating at the Shad Valley Program, which allows highly motivated students to develop engineering and entrepreneurship skills at the University of British Columbia. Part of the program entails creating a product that increase...
    moveo moveo 18-21 Jul 16, 2013

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    Trust Me,NOT!

    I was 15 when the eye Dr. told my mom, at that point I became invisible to him, that I had genetic macular degeneration. All I heard was blind and could lose what sight I had at any time. At that time all I thought about was the dream of driving was ripped away. I went on with...
    trustmenot trustmenot 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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    Going Through Rough Time

    I am 22 years old and legally blind in my left eye . When I was 17 years old I had a retinal detachment that cause almost all my vision gone in that eye . I had been doing good for the past 5 years still happy and not really thinking about being blind in the other eye . But...
    AuburN55 AuburN55 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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    Legally Blind In 1 Eye

    I have known numerous blind people having worked at camps for the blind but had good sight myself with glasses until about three years ago when glaases stopped helping my right eye. I now have switched to contacts after wearing glasses all my life but only wear them in my left...
    charliew charliew 36-40, M 3 Responses Jan 30, 2010

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    Defiant Disabled

    hi everyone. Im Ami. I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa when i was 17. A part of me already knew tho cos my dads completely blind and i was already developing night blindness. Im 23 now and have only recently sought the help i need. I was too ashamed to let anyone in my...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 3 Responses May 31, 2011

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    I began losing my sight about 15 yrs ago due to

    MS. I now see just shadows mostly. I am having a very hard time having my independance put on hold. If i am in a stressful situation (ie crowds or around people im not comfortable with i can not even focus enough to see shadows) My bf is very supportive usually, but sometimes he...
    mary111666 mary111666 46-50, F Feb 10

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    Albino Blind Kid

    I have Been legally blind all my life. I love to read and as I get older, although I am not that old, it is becoming harder to do so as I would like. Light is really hard on me and sunlight is hard on my entire body. I am a born again Christian. God's grace is always sufficient...
    LurkingFigure LurkingFigure 31-35, F Sep 18, 2012

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    Hello! My name is Janay,

    I'm almost 19 (my birthday is on Friday woopwoop!) and I started losing my vision due to Uveitis when I was around 11. I don't know many people around my age who also have vision issues, so my purpose in posting this is to meet some. So yeah, hello other legally blind persons of...
    JanayElizabeth JanayElizabeth 18-21, F 1 Response Apr 28

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    Blindness And Darkness Has Blessed Me.

    My name is Luz Marina. I became legally blind not long ago, I have try to start all over again. As been blind I have so much information and see with my mind so many things that I was not able to see before when I have vision.Suffer a stroke about 4 Years ago and lost one eye...
    luzrosenfeld luzrosenfeld 41-45 3 Responses Apr 21, 2011

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    My Grandson Noah

    I am a grandparent raising our grandson Noah who is totally blind and has been sence birth. My wife and I have been raising Noah sence he was three months old. His mother our daughter ( Christine) passed away in an auto accident when Noah was 3 months old. Noahs ***** doner ( I...
    justoldjoe justoldjoe 56-60, M Apr 18, 2012

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    Don't Under estimate The Power Of The Dark Side

    Passengers seated aboard a 737 were surprised to see two blind men with canes walking up the aisle to the cockpit. Thinking it was a joke, the passengers busied themselves with their magazines, IPODs, and various other distractions. They were mildly startled when the plane began...
    HANNIBAL8IT HANNIBAL8IT 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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    Advice Needed!!!

      Hello!  I am a student at the university at Albany.  I am conducting research but need to clarify a few questions before I proceed with the actual experiment.  I have a questionnaire that I need to give out to blind people but do not know...
    AI178833 AI178833 18-21 1 Response Jun 25, 2009

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    I am a retired female firefighter

    and was left legally blind and severely burned becauseI was trapped in a burning house. I would like to interact with other sight impaired people. Recently a home helper stole over 90k that was left to me when my mother passed, and had been pilfering my pension checks. Workman's...
    Integrity60 Integrity60 51-55 Apr 10

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    I was diagnosed with open angle glaucoma in

    December 2012 when I was 18. For anyone who doesn't know, it's a eye disease that causes blindness. Honestly, I was careless. I was going to get promoted at the job I had, nothing could stop me. Not even my mom who pleaded for me to go to the doctors. 5 months later in May, I...
    morethanmeetstheI morethanmeetstheI 18-21, M 1 Response Mar 18

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    Scrabble Board Game In Braille

    Hello! I'm not actually blind but a really good friend of mine has a brother that is blind. We all really enjoying playing scrabble and every time we play his brother always tells me several times that he'd really like to have a braille version of the game so that he can play. I...
    marine10 marine10 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    Related Experiences

    I remember when my son Huey lost his eyesight 7 years ago at the age of 4 years. He is now legally blind in one eye and totally blind in the other. As a father I worried and...
    hueyify hueyify 36-40, M 1 Response Jul 16

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    I don't know what is going on. Well, I know what could be... January 1, 2011... I went completely blind out of my left eye, like a light bulb going out. I was already legally blind...
    DarkwingGoslyn DarkwingGoslyn 31-35 3 Responses Jul 18

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    There was a blind girl who hated herself just because she was blind. She hated everyone, except her loving boyfriend. He was always there for her. She said that if she could only...
    SoundnVision SoundnVision 41-45, M 1 Response Jun 30

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    I hate blinds, i always spend a good 10 minutes f'ucking with them. Either only one side will draw up, making them slant & crooked or pulling both strings up so the blinds will...
    TheVisualist TheVisualist 18-21, M 1 Response Jul 3

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    Most of the times its what people first see. Like judging a book by its cover. Well what I think I blind date should be is that both people should be blind folded. That way you'd...
    SoulWriter17 SoulWriter17 16-17, M Jul 12

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    Valentines day I was set up on a blind date with who turned out to be the man I would marry! 7 years later we are still going strong! There are some good blind dates...
    ladybugluck09 ladybugluck09 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 21

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    As I sat and looked at the man who is falling more and more in love with me, I was over come with sadness. Today was the first day in a week that we had seen each other. A week...
    anycyn7 anycyn7 18-21, F Jun 30

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    I am practically blind without them . Sometymes its depressing I feel ugly becoz of dem
    poulamibonnie poulamibonnie 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    Wish me luck. Excited but nervous art the same time.
    lexy82 lexy82 31-35, F 1 Response Jul 1

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    I write a blog, and there I met a girlfrom my country, who is really religious (Christian). We texted for a few days, and became friends. Then, two months after we first spoke, she...
    zigzag3 zigzag3 18-21, F 1 Response Jul 3

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    completely. have been since i was nine and got caught in a gas explosion.
    BackAgainAgain BackAgainAgain 26-30, F 1 Response Jul 4

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    But that doesn't mean I can't see how many fingers you're holding up, geniuses Okay, maybe it does but hey these glasses are doing a good job Ten years with glasses and counting
    iiArial iiArial 18-21, F 2 Responses Jul 6

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    I can't believe I'm writing this..but, it'swell here it goes: He is... God I don't know where to start. This man, to me is imperfectly just Perfect. How can a man be so...
    ShallowPink ShallowPink 18-21, F Jul 9

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    So a date was setup, this guy was picture perfect as if he jumped out of a magazine! He had a beautiful smile, bright blue eyes, sexy blonde hair, taller then me. So basically my...
    EstuaryRivers EstuaryRivers 26-30, F 2 Responses Jul 10

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    I went out with a great guy one night and had a good time. The next morning, I had to tell him I couldn't see him anymore because I had just taken a pregnancy test and it was...
    honeybee3584 honeybee3584 26-30, F Jul 10

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    It's 5o'clock time for my hubby to get home... Dinner is slow cooking, beer is chilling, chair is fluffed, change of clothes ready and dogs are waiting at the door! My favorite...
    ladybugluck09 ladybugluck09 26-30, F 1 Response a week ago

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