If I was stood in a room with 50 other people, would you know that I am the one going blind? Would you know just by looking at me how much I struggle to see my children’s faces or how I can no longer read easily from a book or that watching TV is becoming really difficult? Would you know just from looking at me that I have flashing lights in my central vision all the time and doing my make up every day is really hard work for me? The answer is no, you wouldn’t think any of this just by looking at me.
Not everyone losing vision has a cane or a guide dog, I don’t, and I may never need one, but I will probably still be classed as legally blind in the not so distant future. I can still use a phone because technology has come a long way and is very accessible for the visually impaired. Just because I use a phone, it doesn’t mean that I still don’t struggle to see what is on it.
The point of this post is that by looking at me, you can’t tell the struggles that I go through daily and the heartache I have from knowing that one day I will have a large portion of my vision missing and there is nothing I can do about it. This post is just a simple reminder to all, to be a little bit kinder and a little less judgemental, as we can’t ever tell what someone is truly hiding just by going by what we think we know from looking on the surface ❤️.