Children with sight problems

@c2adams2 (351)
United States
March 20, 2007 10:17am CST
My daughter is legally blind in one eye. I was wondering if anyone knows of anything, by law or first-hand experience, that will give me an indicator of the challenges she will face.
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@jsgrand0 (246)
• United States
21 Mar 07
Hello. Does your daughter have juvenille uviatis(sp?)? I am 26 now, but my mom has been blind in one eye (same as above)for most of her life, and all of mine. As a child, your parents are your world, and they're your icons, they seem so strong and able. having said this, I've never really seen too many limitations from her blindness. Now, she never figured she could get her license, so I don't think she ever really tried. She also wore coke-bottle glasses to correct her vision in her good eye. Well, When I was 17, she decided to try, and she got her licencse, but couldn't really drive at night, as she has cataracts and things were very blurry. Well, good news, she had cataract surgery and rarely needs glasses anymore! TO make a long story short...I guess it would depend on exactly what your daughter's problem is. however, if it's only that she is blind in one eye...I wouldn't anticipate too much trouble for her! She still has one good eye, and that is to be thankful for...because she can still see what she needs to. Good luck in the future and I wish your duaghter the best! Don't LET there be any limitations! Treat her completely normal and just let HER tell YOU if she encounters any problems.
@c2adams2 (351)
• United States
22 Mar 07
Wow. Thank you. I thought she wouldn't be able to get a lisence. So far we treat her the same as our son, and she acts like it. She has also spent some time running into things, which has made her the toughest little baby imaginable. Thanks for the input.
@klystron635 (1520)
• Philippines
20 Mar 07
Really? Sad to hear about that. I am not blind but I have poor eyesight so in some cases I do feel that I am blind. In our country most blind children remains blind. If you are rich then you can still do something about yourself. Rich people try to enhance the talent of their child eventhough they are handicapped. As for the poor people they will still be blind. They will be consider lucky if they found an activity that will suite them. I hope I can do something about your daughter I'll remember to pray for her and your family.
@c2adams2 (351)
• United States
20 Mar 07
Thank you for the input.:)