My name is Chris. Despite the name, I’m a girl, and I’m also legally blind, which makes the whole facebook/blog thing a little tricky. However, with the ever-advancing technology available to aid the visually impaired, I am venturing into the blogosphere. I haven’t found many blogs addressing the issue of low vision, so feel free to give me a shout if you find one or you have one.
That isn’t my whole life, though; in fact, it’s only a small part of it. I have a fulfilling job and a wonderful circle of friends and family, and most people don’t realize I can’t see well unless I tell them. I also get to bypass the whole appearance obsession, since I can’t actually see what anyone looks like, including myself. Don’t ask me how I managed to be a makeup artist while I was in school. All I can tell you is that overly-sensitive fingertips give me some mad blending skills.
To me, the world is fuzzy. I like it that way. I just assume everyone is gorgeous and the world looks amazing. I’m sad that I may go completely blind someday, but I know there are benefits to blindness as well as drawbacks, and I have hope that before the lights go all the way out, there will be some way to save my vision.