Glaucoma

Hi! My name is Everett, I'm 52 and have glaucoma in both eyes, in 2000 my left eye started hurting me so bad I couldn't do nothing, it hurt to just to look at the dimmest and softest light, it would run with tears all the time, the doctor told me it was glaucoma and I had to have surgery to release the pressure, I had it and it had done to much damage to the nerves in behind my eye to save my vision, I was out of work for a long time. On May 27th, 2015 I had surgery done on my right eye for glaucoma, we caught it in time and it didn't happen all at once, I was working when it happened, the doctor told me it might make my vision better or worse, I've been out of work sense then, when I look at stuff my vision fades in and out and is a little cloudy and I can't drive from it, the doctor said when I come back to get reevaluated that maybe all I need is different glasses, I'm scared that I won't be able to work any more, I'd love to go back to school, I love working with my hands. I'm trying to find out if their's anykind of school around where I live that I could attend or get some kind of training, because I don't know if I'll be able to return to my old job, I called them and talked to the nurse and she told be it would be unsafe for me right now. Any suggestions would be helpful.

Thank You!
Everett Dean

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Everett--Thanks for contacting VisionAware. We suggest that you talk to the vocational rehabilitation agency in your state, which you can find through our online directory of services at http://www.visionaware.org/directory.aspx
Or you can email us at visionaware@afb.net and we can help you with locating a resource.
VR agencies are there to help eligible individuals with keeping their jobs or helping them make a career change.
Also, you may want to review this page on our web site. It explains your rights about employment:
http://www.visionaware.org/info/working-life/know-...
Please keep in touch if you need additional help.


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