Age at Diagnosis
I am taking Focus Areds2 supplements. I exercise most days and eat a healthy diet. I wear sunglasses (TheraSpecs) indoors and outdoors to help with floaters and glare. I use an Amsler Grid and see a doctor to check my vision every 6 mos.
Prognosis or Current State of
I have been diagnosed with cuticular drusen. At age 47, my vision is good - I don’t use reading glasses yet. However, I do see floaters against the snow or any white background.
My mom has glaucoma with no symptoms. Otherwise, I am not aware of any history of vision impairment.
Impact on My Life
Ignorance was bliss. The biggest impact is the anxiety of what this will bring. Right now, I do everything (except I limit my snow skiing). I moved near a bus stop so that when the day comes that I can’t drive, I won’t be stuck at home. Learning how this community lives with vision loss eases my fears...thank you for sharing.
I am a high school math teacher/tutor and mother of four kids ages 8-19.
More About Me
I love to hike, practice yoga, visit with friends and be a productive member of society. My hope is to be able to continue an independent, peaceful life no matter what the future brings.