What would it feel like to lose your eyesight, all the while knowing and being able to do nothing about it?
“When I was in my late 30s, I became a little clumsy. I’d bump into things and wouldn’t recognize people on the street. My eyesight was always fine, except I haven’t been able to see in the dark since I was about 18. In 2002, after the birth of my second daughter, I went on a hike and I kept tripping up. Then I sideswiped a car on the freeway, and during a game of racketball with my husband, I couldn’t see balls that were whizzing right past my head. I made my first-ever eye-doctor appointment when I was 37 years old.”