Is it ironic that I believe in celebrating our sight every day and especially on World Sight Day? I have had absolutely no sight for 23 years at this point and I lead an organization dedicated to serving people with significant sight loss up to and including total blindness like me. Some might suggest this would put Future In Sight out of business. We have more than enough need for that to be no worry and we’ll happily adjust if that delightful reality ever arose.
I celebrate the attention to eye health at the center of World Sight Day because I fully understand and appreciate the benefit of what I have lost. We build a better future in sight for those we serve by guiding them to make the most of any and all usable sight. While we have training and tools to manage even without any sight, there is simply a tremendous advantage to using the benefits of our sight. The absolute best way to do that is to ensure the health of our eyes and all of our sight systems.
This is why we proudly partner with medical eye centers throughout New Hampshire. We know they are the invaluable partners for you in preserving your sight as well and as long as possible. We also know that the sooner you add us to the partnership, once sight loss has taken place at any level, the sooner we can ease the challenges it creates and ensure you continue all the daily activities which bring you joy, success and the life you deserve. Once again, I know as my eye doctors preserved some sight in my life 11 years longer than would have been likely otherwise. I used that time to train, learn and become able to continue even when my sight could not be preserved any longer. I celebrate my life now, I celebrate those 11 bonus years and I encourage all of you to value and preserve your sight, all year and with special focus on World Sight Day.
About the Author: Randy Pierce is the President & CEO of Future In Sight and is 100% blind.