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Blind Fails

Share any embarrassing moments you may have had because of low vision. For example, getting into the wrong car, using the wrong ingredients, etc.

  1. I feel pretty mortified every time I can't read the menu from the wall of a fast food restaurant and have to say something like, "Sorry, I can't read that." Or, even when I have to get all the way out of my car to read the menu from the drive through when I'm a passenger. That has to look ridiculous, but over the years I've just gotten used to it. I can't wait to see what everyone else has experienced. -Andrea, Team Member

    1. I have the same problem with those menus. Or for that matter anything I read. I also have to use very bright lights to see better.

  2. Andrea, you may be able to use the idea I got from a YouTube channel that Suggestion when you need to read a menu you can use your iPhone take a picture of it and then enlarge the picture. That would probably work for both the Drive-through and walk up counter. You can step behind the line of people in the walk-up counter and take a picture. By the time you are up to the counter, you’ll know what you want. 😃😉

    1. do u have any vision in the center? Thats my biggest fear!

    2. Do you have loss of central vision? Usually Macular degeneration is a slow progression. My mom lived to be 88 years old with wet macular degeneration for several years. She was still able to read and enjoy her favorite activities until she passed. There are some lifestyle changes that you might like to read about that can help slow the progression
      Warm wishes, Sharon Moore patient leader

  3. No vision loss yet🙏🙏but concerned for the future cuz im deaf

    1. I understand your concern. Did your doctor recommend eye vitamins? I try to eat a healthy diet, get moderate exercise, and protect my eyes from the sun. Warm wishes, Sharon Moore Patient Leader

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