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I Am Legally Blind

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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...
    Integrity60 Integrity60 51-55 5 days ago

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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...
    Bryn68 Bryn68 41-45, M 1 Response Nov 30, 2013

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    Likely Caused By My Late Father- I am 22 and started losing my sight at age 5. My parents were sort of self-absorbed party animals and neither me or my siblings attended school so...
    BlipsieSwag BlipsieSwag 22-25, M 7 hrs ago

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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...
    chococat159 chococat159 18-21 1 Response Jun 2, 2011

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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...
    AuburN55 AuburN55 22-25, M 2 Responses Jun 25, 2012

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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...
    luzrosenfeld luzrosenfeld 41-45 3 Responses Apr 21, 2011

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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 ...
    AI178833 AI178833 18-21 1 Response Jun 25, 2009

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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...
    NarutoShippudenFanGirl NarutoShippudenFanGirl 16-17, F 1 Response Apr 14, 2013

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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...
    LurkingFigure LurkingFigure 31-35, F Sep 18, 2012

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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...
    moveo moveo 18-21 Jul 16, 2013

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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...
    krisalyn krisalyn 31-35 Nov 28, 2012

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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...
    winealittle84 winealittle84 26-30, F Mar 11

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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...
    yessenia89 yessenia89 18-21, F 3 Responses Apr 30, 2009

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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...
    amcintyre94 amcintyre94 18-21, F 4 Responses Jun 12, 2013

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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...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 2 Responses May 31, 2011

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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...
    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...
    dandg7 dandg7 22-25 5 Responses Jan 1, 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...
    ChattyTara ChattyTara 18-21, F 2 Responses Apr 10, 2013

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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...
    viperdx viperdx 36-40, M 4 Responses Mar 4, 2010

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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...
    morethanmeetstheI morethanmeetstheI 18-21, M 2 Responses 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...
    marine10 marine10 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 8, 2012

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    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...
    CounselorDan CounselorDan 41-45, M 2 Responses Feb 22, 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...
    unluckythirteen13 unluckythirteen13 18-21, F 3 Responses Nov 2, 2012

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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...
    Violet86 Violet86 22-25, F 2 Responses Jun 2, 2011

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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...
    HANNIBAL8IT HANNIBAL8IT 36-40, M 4 Responses Jun 27, 2010

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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...
    trustmenot trustmenot 51-55, F 2 Responses Jun 23, 2013

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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...
    mary111666 mary111666 46-50, F Feb 10

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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...
    Starya Starya 22-25, F 1 Response Aug 3, 2012

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    In my country there's a saying, there is none so blind as that one who don't whant to see, I am a med student, i'm on my last year, I'm on the top ten of my +120 class, I know...
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    He's back spittin' lies spittin' in a blind beggars face cuz he won't be denied My friend there is no doubt It's obvious You having been awake long before me Yet still left...
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    This is no lie I've been blind for 2 years now
    cowboyac82 cowboyac82 31-35, M Mar 16

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    Sometime we are blind to see who really cares for you.
    87athleteunknown 87athleteunknown 18-21, F 3 Responses Mar 20

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    I had a stoke when I was still in the womb and it took a lot of my vision. I've delt with it ok for most of my life, but about a month ago I started cutting. My vision changes day...
    LateApology LateApology 13-15, F 3 Responses Mar 29

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    I wear contacts but my prescription is L:6.0 R.3.5 BLIND AS HEEEEAAALLL *************
    LivinLovinLaughinSomethin LivinLovinLaughinSomethin 13-15, F 1 Response Apr 6

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    Haircut cyber role -play? Anyone?
    hairadviceandsuggestions hairadviceandsuggestions 26-30, F 2 Responses Mar 17

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    Sometimes i can't even see that there are words on a sign, let alone what it says. I can't see anything past like three feet its such a pain
    anovasiangel anovasiangel 13-15, F Mar 26

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    I can only see clearly literally 3 inches in front of my eyes. I started wearing glasses in grade 2 and I've always needed them to see anything at a distance clearly. But until my...
    GlassesNancy GlassesNancy 31-35, T 1 Response Mar 26

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    If you have eyes and can see the difference in a sunlit day versus a moonlit night, then you can plainly see the difference in the way this person looks versus the next. I...
    Indari Indari 31-35, M Apr 3

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    Well, only people close to me knows that I wear glasses. Imagine my horror when I had eye infection that lasted for a week, I had to skip work. :p Nope, I don't wear eyeglasses...
    myzunderstood myzunderstood 26-30, F 2 Responses Apr 6

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    I had a story here, but I couldn't edit it, so here. . . I am rewriting this. . . I was beyond stressed the first day that posted this entry. My fiances and I are trying to...
    RebekahWriter13 RebekahWriter13 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Bare with me... this might turn into a novel. My boyfriend and I have been together for almost two years now. It's been a roller coaster of events with his gambling. What makes it...
    evamestanza evamestanza 26-30, F 1 Response Mar 23

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    I was a teenager in the early to mid 1980's the time when it felt like HIV was going to be a world wide epidemics you'd see in one of those zombie films. I'm not a perfectly...
    AGothicOdyssey AGothicOdyssey 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    I am nearsighted & my vision without corrective lenses is really pretty bad. I'm not quite but just about, legally blind without them. I've been wearing glasses since the sixth...
    7t5HATgirl 7t5HATgirl 36-40, F 3 days ago

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    I received this from a friend and had to share it. It is an excellent philosophy to live by: The 92-year-old, petite, well-poised and proud lady, who is fully dressed each morning...
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    On Wed. evening I went grocery shopping after work. A new store open about 10 blocks from my house. This is close and convenient since I generally walk to and from the store. I...
    inkednative inkednative 46-50, F Mar 16

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    Never understood these lyrics from Manfred Mann's "Blinded by the light" but love this song: Blinded by the light Revved up like a deuce Another runner in the night Blinded by the...
    dwc294 dwc294 46-50, M 1 Response 2 days ago

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    Arrested For An Abduction That NEVER Happened-My mother split from my stepfather after ten years almost 15 years ago. A custody battle ensued. Not between the two of them though...
    DiamondsEldest DiamondsEldest 26-30 Mar 25

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