Essays

This is our collection of thought-provoking essays about living with low vision. Submissions are welcome, and may be sent for consideration to Dan Roberts.

Most of these writings are included in the free large-print book, “Through Our Eyes”, available on this site.


A Beautiful Place To Be
by Tabby

Blessings On My Path
by Beverly Castellini

Catching The Big One
by Dan Roberts

Coach Swings At Life’s Curve Ball
by Dan Roberts

Fear
An essay by a newly-diagnosed patient

Finding My Stride
by Kimber Lee Empson

Former Driver, Retired With Honor
by Dan Roberts

Getting to Know Zym–My First Year With a Guide Dog
by Vince Thacker

Growing Up With Vision Loss
by Sharon Chism

Living With the Threat of AMD: A Spouse’s Story
by Sandra Semple

Loss of Confidence
by Dan Roberts

Love Through A Fractured Lens
by Joel Deutsch

Music of the Mind
by Joel Deutsch

My Story
by Patricia Bubelenyi

Seeing the Sky
by Tony Mauro

Red Sea
by Joel Deutsch

Taking Stargardt Disease By The Hand
by Marisa Snyder

The Day I Quit Driving
by Joel Deutsch

The Grayhaired Bearded Lady: My Latest Hallucination
by Marge Louer

There Is Life After Macular Degeneration
by Dave Pearce

Where the Boardwalk Ends
by Matthew and Mindy Lipsey

Writing To Live
by Charles Champlin
(Former film critic, arts editor and critic-at-large columnist
for the Los Angeles Times)

We also recommend The Mighty as another good source of personal writings by the visually impaired community.

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