by Dan Roberts Table of Contents About the Author I’m Visually Impaired, But . . . Twenty Things Eye Doctors Probably Don’t Tell You (But Would Like You To Know) Catching The Big One Correcting Misconceptions About AMD Detours Every Patient Can Be an Advocate Former Driver, Retired With Honor Hidden Disabilities: A Social Dilemma [Read More]
Category: Patients’ Writings
Essays, poetry, and stories from the low vision community.
“He Don’t See So Good”
Charles Barnhart’s Story from “Inspirational Stories of the Visually Challenged (plus Resources)“by Margaret Barnhart Do you suppose I might hold a record for ways to meet a husband, as in lying naked on his massage table covered with sheets exactly the way he told me? This was my first ever massage. I was nervous. The [Read More]
The Monster Behind the Door
Speech for PBA Awards BanquetNovember 2, 2012 Dan RobertsFounding DirectorMacular Degeneration Support Thank you for the privilege of speaking to you this evening, and the opportunity to get to know more of the great people of Prevent Blindness America. I’ve long admired the work of this organization and have referred many of our low vision [Read More]
What’s So Funny About Low Vision?
by Dan Roberts What’s so funny about low vision? Nothing really, but some humor can come from living with it. You know, those gaffes and missteps which may not be funny to anyone who hasn’t lived with visual impairment, but which can make us grin when we realize we’re not the only ones who commit [Read More]
Our Amazing Eyes
Eyes are thought to have first developed in animals, in a very basic form, around 550 million years ago. Since then, they have become the second most complex organ after the brain. We hear all the time about the wonderful ways our brains work for us, but our peepers sometimes don’t get the respect they [Read More]