Thursday, June 6, 2013

Visual Impairment and Blindness

A “Legally Blind” person cannot see at 20 feet what a normally sighted person can see at 200 feet. Some visually impaired people may only be able to see darkness and light. For other people vision may be blurred or spotty, restricted in dim light or at night, or they may experience “tunnel vision.”

In a June 2012 report from the World Health Organization, there are approximately 285 million people who are visually impaired worldwide. There are 39 million people who are blind and 246 have low vision. About 90% of the world's visually impaired live in developing countries. For more information about the report please discover their website.

“Self-pity is our worst enemy and if we yield to it, we never do anything good in the world.” 
                                             ~Helen Keller, Author