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blind in one eye, thinking..

hey guys i was just thinking today, are any of you on here blind in one eye, but can see okay out of the other? if so how do you get around unfamiliar places like a grocery store, without constantly turning ur head to the side that ur blind on amd without running into things on that side. whats using a cane like? does it help? i am wondering cuz my depth perception is so messed up even tho i have a little vision in my good eye. i also just strted learning braille! what r ur guys thoughts on any of this?

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Hey jillian! nice to hear from you! being blind in one eye is ok i'm lost my remaining vission because of a really bad habit i have and using acane can be hard at first just get use to it and i think you will be fine even though i don't like using it very much i know that i half to and learning braille can hard at first as well but try to make it fun good luck hope you come on more often paulina


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Same as Paulina, just I'm totally blind.


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Hey Jillian,
I am not blind in one eye but my vision in the left is severely worse than the right. My adaptive gym teacher is always joking because he was trying to teach me how to shoot a basketball and I kept throwing it to the right.
The cane is really helpful-take my word for it.
I also just started to learn braille just like you. It is really helpful and I can read for a lot longer because I am not straining my eyes. Good Luck!!!!!!!!!
Rebecca


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Can you see the light with both eyes?


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hey guys! i love your replies! i just had my 6th eye surgery this year on monday, its hard i feel alone alot of the time. anyway i am finding braille is kinda fun and i do not have a cain, thats something i have been thinking about bc i have been working with visiually impaired specialist and later in teh year i have to have a O&M evaluation and they might talk about a cain i am not sure. i can see 20/40 on a good day with my good eye and my bad eye right now, bc of the surgery i cant see anything except some light and shadows i am very visually impaired tho with very poor depth perception which i hate because its really hard when i am like outside in teh woods, all the stuff on the ground like rocks, sticks holes whatever looks all the same and i trip all teh time!!! i hate it, this is why ive been thinking about a cain for stuff like that, maybe it would help i have no idea.. okay wow i am rambling now hope everyone had a awesome thanksgiving!


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cause you are not alone. I will be there for you if you need advice.


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hey, jillian! same as Elizabeth i will be here as well! and know you are knot alone! and yes a cane will help with those things


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Jillian, you rock!


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hey jll me and eveybody else one here got your back so if you ever want to talk to me i would love to. im sighted in both eyes. i need glasses but im not losing my eye sight. i know i cant understand what its truley like, but i can still help -amanda


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Hey! My name is Katy! I'll allways be their!


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Hey,
I know someone asked before. I am completely blind in low light or no light. During the day my best corrected vision ranges from 20/70 to 20/100 in the better eye but my left is much worse than my right. I also have trouble seeing low contrasting things. Jillian-the cane really helps take my word for it. I am also learning braille now and I love it. It makes my day so much easier.


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aww i love all of you guys! wish i could meet some of you in person! its great to know that im not alone, thanks sooo much :)


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your welcome! jillian


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