Computer Screen Glare

My eyes and glare go together like students and a substitute teacher. One wrong move and the day isn’t going to go well.  Some days the ocular classroom is relatively calm. Some days roll call isn’t complete and I’ve lost control.  To manage light sensitivity I rely on things like hats, sunnies, and adjustable window shades….

Visor – Low Vision App Review

Before I leave the Mayberry Compound, I dig through my bag past everything else to make sure I have it. Without it, there will be much squinting and guessing and mostly likely giving up on reading text with these eyes. What makes deciphering print easy? My hand-held LED magnifier. I’m always on the lookout to…

Dishes in Low Vision

A solitary spotlight–we purchased the LED light bulb to increase contrast–shines down. I tie on my apron and pull on a pair of long, yellow gloves. Snap. I reach for the tap. I’m doing dishes on stage. It’s a limited run. A one woman show, standing room only. No extra performances tonight–at least not ones…

Cutting Boards

Dinner tends to require prep work: dicing, chopping, slicing. Using a chef’s knife well starts with the sharpness of the blade. For me, I need to consider not only the blade, but also where my knife and food rest. With low vision, I seek contrast. The item I chop up most frequently for cooking is…

Salad Sparring

I’m not a big fan of salads. Sometimes, I go on a kick for spinach or Cobb salads, but not often. I find it’s too much work. Recently, I ate at a place where each entrée came with a salad. Okay, I thought. I’ll see how this goes. The server brings out the food. Once…