Going Blind

@Mickie30 (2633)
March 8, 2011 6:23pm CST
Please help. My friend is going blind and I'd really love to do something special for them before they lose their eyesight. Please can you give me some suggestions. What would you do if your friend was going blind?
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@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
22 Mar 11
Personally this would be a sad state to be in. I had to have cataract surgery almost 2 months ago, and one of my eyes was actually diagnosed before the surgery with about as bad as a lot of friends I have who are considered 90% sightless so I can relate. Lucky for me, my site problem was fixed once I had the surgery to where now my vision is like 25/30 if not a little better with my eyes. But personally things you could do when you have time is take time to go on drives where there are beautiful parks or scenery just to experience the Beauty and ask them where they might like to go or do. Also make sure and encourage your friend as this is not the end of the world, and there are more things in life they can find that can interest them for sure.
@globaldoc (860)
• Philippines
9 Mar 11
Oh, that's so sad. If i were in your position, i guess i would spend time always with him, and perhaps always just having fun chatting, talking, eating, as long as what he will take in would not be harmful.
• United States
9 Mar 11
Oh gosh this has to be really tough. All the above suggestions sound great but I wanted to add that maybe gather your friends family and find out what your friend truly would like to do and have all family help with this so that not only his wish is accomplished but he can feel the love and joy of all who cares for him to be with him.
@Lore2009 (7389)
• United States
9 Mar 11
Interesting. I think I would like to do something that they enjoy doing. Maybe take them to the beach so they can see the natural beauty and maybe help them paint their 'last' visions. Or if they have loved ones, gather them and throw a party or something. Or maybe learn braile with them?
• United States
9 Mar 11
The best thing you could possibly do is to travel with your friend so he/she can see sights that he/she won't get to see in the future. One of the things your friend will miss most is the things they will never see. Try to pack in as much as you both can handle. The other thing I would do is start audio taping things that are not readily available on books-on-tape, such as the person's favorite cookbook. Also make sure your friend is set up to handle their computer as a non-seeing person. There are so many sites now that do text-to-speech. Start researching them so you have things ready when your friend needs them. Probably an important step is to ask your friend how you can help them, if you haven't done that already.