- Format: Kindle Edition
- File Size: 393 KB
- Print Length: 57 pages
- Publisher: Alan Tongue (27 Feb. 2012)
- Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
- Language: English
- ASIN: B007EYJG7I
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Average Customer Review: 6 customer reviews
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #371,261 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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How To Cope With Visual Impairment Kindle Edition
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Alan Tongue is a man for whom this new was, unfortunately, very real and his eye sight degeneration was not reversible and would deteriorate with time. However, his psychological and emotional strength and resolve is amazing and he has dealt with his condition in an incredibly head-on and practical way. He has chosen to help other peopme in a similar predicament by writing this book and sharing his experiences, including his initial reactions to hearing the news that he has macular degeneration and is likely to lose a large majority or his sight. However, despite his concerns for the future, he gets on with things, learning ways to adapt and cope with his condition. The most difficult decision of "hanging up his car keys" is a life-changing and extremely difficult situation to be in and one which he confronts and deals with of his own accord, coming to the conclusion that that is the right thing to do (without being told by a professional that he must) whereas most people would (understandably) bury their head in the sand and refuse to acknowledge the painful truth that this is the case and continue to drive until they are 'banned' by authorities.
This very brave and real portrayal of his journey is one which should be read by, not only people in a similar situation to Alan, but anyone and everyone, if only to have a greater understanding of people in this situation and to appreciate what so many of us take for granted.
The book made me aware of several issues that I had not thought about previously. These include ways that macular degeneration affects a person & tips of how to help that person in day to day living. I also learnt more about the condition.
Don't think this book is only relevant to macular degeneration. Although Alan suffers from that condition, there is lots of information that is applicable to people with reduced sight due to other conditions.