* Women on the Move: Stephanae McCoy

Stephanae McCoy is a hero to me and many others. She writes a wonderful blog called Bold Blind Beauty, with a blend of guest posts, fashion tips, and personal recollections. As someone who was once diagnosed with macular degeneration and told that I was on a short path to blindness, I can relate a little to Stephanae’s experiences. This post describes her journey from perfect vision to blindness.

Bold Blind Beauty

You don’t know what you can’t see when you can’t see it…

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The first time I put on eyeglasses was a little over 44 years ago. The feeling of seeing clearly for the first time stole my breath away. The transition was like leaving a dark movie theatre and stepping outdoors on a bright sunny day. It took time for my eyes to adjust because suddenly everything was so clear and focused as if all my senses were reborn; sound was keener, flavors more savory, smells more aromatic, touch more sensitive and sight — well, sight was indescribable. Depth perception was strange, crossing streets and walking down stairs was a little precarious as I acclimated to what is considered 20/20 vision.

For 37 years I was blessed with perfect vision provided I wore corrective lenses. That all changed 9 years ago with two words, “macular hole.” It began…

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