Through Frosted Glass
My dad sees the world differently.
Twenty years ago, life changed for my parents in a way they couldn’t predict. Dad lost his sight. My parents made a choice to leave the home they’d built in the country and move to the big smoke. Then a couple of years ago, an opportunity arose for surgery and Dad had a corneal transplant and cataract operation. He’s still legally blind, only able to see the first row on the eye chart, but all things considered it was a success – he was able to see the world again for the first time in twenty years. Since then, they’ve moved back to the country to the home they left all those years ago.
This is a story about my parents and their enduring love and care for one another. It is about overcoming the struggles of low-vision with humour, love and endurance.