Windows to the Soul

Stevie Turner

They say the eyes are the windows to the soul, but what happens when people can’t see them?

I have the early stages of dry age-related macular degeneration, which may or may not have been accelerated by much radiotherapy to my neck.  At the moment there is no cure for it.  Injections of Eylea, Lucentis or Avastin can be applied to aid patients suffering with the wet age-related version, but dry AMD has to be lived with and endured.

If I go outside I immediately see a bright ring of glare in my left eye, which goes away if I wear sunglasses.  I’ve found the best sunglasses that help me are the kind where people cannot see my eyes, as shown in the picture below taken on our family picnic last weekend.

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The sunglasses are attached magnetically to the frame, and can be removed when inside the house.  My 4…

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