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What's it like to have significantly reduced vision?
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Dr. Richard Bensinger
Ophthalmology
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In brief: Not fun
This in part depends upon how rapidly the loss occurs and whether it affects both eyes.
Rapid, bilateral loss is tragic and lifestyle altering in adults. Gradual loss allows for continuous adaptation which is much better tolerated. Children with significant visual less, especially from birth do surprisingly well. Try orienting yourself with your eyes closed.

In brief: Not fun
This in part depends upon how rapidly the loss occurs and whether it affects both eyes.
Rapid, bilateral loss is tragic and lifestyle altering in adults. Gradual loss allows for continuous adaptation which is much better tolerated. Children with significant visual less, especially from birth do surprisingly well. Try orienting yourself with your eyes closed.
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