This is one of my favourite times of the year. Lights are going up around my neighbourhood. The first strains of carols are chiming cheerily in stores. And my grandchildren are gearing up in anticipation. It’s also time to think … Continue reading →
As a child, I was not happy to learn that I needed glasses. Why? I was worried about looking like a nerd and getting teased at school. My reaction seems to be pretty common here in North America, but in … Continue reading →
As vice-president of International Programs, I am frequently in close contact with people in India and Africa. When I’ve visited these places, I’ve been struck by the vulnerability of children living in poverty. When poverty leads to blindness, it’s truly … Continue reading →
My kids, now both out of high school, have had many special teachers, caregivers and coaches over the years. Ms Harrison, my daughter’s Kindergarten teacher, was a real gem, as was Mrs Pasutto, who taught both of my children and … Continue reading →
In Part 1 on May 20, I wrote about the nature of low vision and the fact that millions of people suffer needlessly because they lack eyeglasses. Used glasses are not a reasonable solution to this ongoing issue, because they … Continue reading →
Here’s something that may surprise you: having limited vision is almost as bad as being completely blind. Think about it. If all you see are dim shapes, you’re not going to be able to get around easily, work or take … Continue reading →
We named our blog Grey Mist Lifting because this expression – or words like it – are commonly heard in the clinics we support. When the bandages come off after cataract surgery, patients often describe what they are experiencing. For example; “Yesterday, all I could see was a grey mist. Today, the mist has lifted. I can see again.”
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Operation Eyesight Universal is a Canada-based international development organization dedicated to eliminating avoidable blindness.
Since our work began in 1963, we have brought sight-saving treatment to more than 35 million people. Today our work is focused on India and the African countries of Ghana, Kenya and Zambia – places where blindness can be deadly, especially to those who are very young, old or poor.