How do I best prepare for my imminent blindness?
October 29, 2010 6:55 PM Subscribe
I am already blind in one eye, and blindness is slowly progressing in the other eye. I can still see, but I'd like some tips on how to prepare myself for total blindness.
posted by anonymous to health & fitness (20 answers total) 16 users marked this as a favorite
Reading is a very important part of my life, and soon I am not going to be able to read anymore. That and a host of other things - drive, jog, etc. I need to start preparing for something that will probably be final in a couple of years. Is there a good way to learn Braille? What else should I be doing? I would also appreciate anecdotes from blind mefi-ers about how they cope on the internet (all my work is internet based). Preferably, I would like to hear stories from people who lost their sight after being sighted, although I would love to hear from anyone with any experience and tips.
I am not in a pity party, I'm really not. I am a planner by nature, and I just want to plan and be prepared as much as I can for the day that comes, and it is coming, so I may best navigate my new world the best I can.
I actually think that I have been pretty lucky. I lost sight in one eye, and the other eye's degeneration is slow enough that I have time to get ready for it, so mefites! School me.
Anonymous, obviously, because I have IRL friends who read metafilter and I haven't talked to them about this yet.
Thanks in advance.