Cane or Dog: What’s Right For You?

By Katherine Schneider, Ph.D. People often ask which is better, a cane or a dog as a mobility aid for a blind person. Having used a cane for 12 years and a guide dog for 40, I can compare and contrast for people. The bottom line is: it all depends on the person. When I…

Looking Blind

By Annika Konrad When I learned about my visual impairment, one of my first thoughts was “What am I going to look like?” Like most teenagers, I was concerned with my looks and I didn’t like the idea of my vision impairing my fashion. I knew that blind people often wear large black sunglasses and…

The Transition of Blindness

By Theresa Sweeney-Smith I am one of the lucky ones.  I have had glaucoma since I was 16 years old.  I have had the experience of sight, of driving a car, of seeing my son born in 1981 and with much less vision, I have seen my beautiful granddaughter born in 2012. I have a…