Audrey Demmitt, R.N.

Audrey Demmitt and her dog guide

Audrey Demmitt is a wife, mother of three wonderful adult children, and a registered nurse. At age 25, she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. She worked for 30 years as a nurse with her visual impairment. She has worked as an Adjustment to Blindness Counselor and Diabetic Educator for Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia. She is a long-time follower of AFB and VisionAware, both as a consumer and as a professional. She is also a CareerConnect Mentor.

Audrey resides in Peachtree City, Georgia, with her husband Kevin of 29 years; her beautiful guide dog, Sophie; and her persnickety pug, Lucy. She enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, writing, and crafting. Life with a visual impairment has taught her to never underestimate herself, reframe the seemingly negative events in life, always look for new opportunities, and envision the possibilities. Life is “in-session,” and she is busy living it.

National Eye Institute Healthy Vision Month Ambassador

Audrey was named Healthy Vision Month Ambassador for May, 2017. Her message: "My message is always “Take time to care for your eyes. Prevention through healthy living is key. Stay on top of vision problems and see an eye care professional regularly.”

Blog Posts by Audrey Demmitt

Read blog posts by Audrey Demmitt on the Visually Impaired: Now What? blog.

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