Eye Conditions Personal Stories

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Read personal stories about how others are living with their eye conditions. A number of eye conditions such as cataracts, glaucoma, macular degeneration, and retinitis pigmentosa are featured here, including personal interviews and videos with transcripts.

You will find stories about people from all walks of life including seniors with vision loss, eye care professionals, filmmakers, and business owners, to name just a few. Read, learn, and enjoy.

Personal Stories

  • Brian: Paying It Forward and Giving Back

    Brian was 35 when he began losing his vision. It came on suddenly: first in one eye, then moving quickly to the other. At the time, Brian worked as a land surveyor. He was doing well and providing for his family. When he lost his vision, he lost his job too. But Brian refused to give up.

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