Regina, SK Canada
Myopic MD - never formally diagnosed but likely
Age at Diagnosis
36 for left, 39 for right
20/200 left, 20/20 right
Prognosis or Current State of
Prognosis is unknown, but will likely get worse. No central vision in left eye, though lately it's gotten a bit better. Lacquer crack in blind spot of right eye, so distorted/missing vision there.
No history of MD any type. Sister and niece have poor vision, but no other problems. My eyes are -13.25 left, -12.00 right. My parents only wore glasses in their 40's.
Impact on My Life
Frightening and depressing. I am not dealing with this well at all, although I'm thankful that it's not worse. I still have my job, but would likely go on disability if my right eye goes.
Not sure exactly.
Bigger font on computers, more focused task lighting, still okay to drive. I have to be careful on steps and uneven surfaces, as my depth perception is wonky.
Employed full time as a sales rep and on computers all day long. My company has full disability benefits, for which I am very glad.
More About Me
I am married with two boys, ages 9 and 5 1/2. My husband and the two boys all have perfect vision, for which I am eternally thankful. I was wearing glasses at the age of 3 and likely needed them sooner. I just started wearing glasses full time about a year ago. Before that, I was able to wear contact lenses.
I am very happy to have found this spot and to know that I am not alone. I have noticed that there are more people my age dealing with this than I thought.