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Chapter 14 "Seeing to Your Looks"

In this chapter, Mr. Brady discusses something that for some may be the main concern following damage to an eye: changes in personal appearance.

"If the damaged eye remains, there may be some change in appearance caused by the two pupils not tracking precisely in unison. The eyes may seem perfectly aligned when looking straight ahead, but diverge a bit when the good eye glances to one side.

The effect is usually not at all displeasing. In fact, most of us are intrigued by a slight cast in a pleasant face--it seems to add a certain piquancy or individuality. Indeed, Patrick Trevor-Roper, in his book The World Through Blunted Sight, notes that earlier societies considered a squint a sign of godliness and beauty. He reminds us that many great artist have gone so far as to portray their subjects with a decided squint that they did not possess in real life." (pg. 101)

"What makes these observations so important is that the way you look may not be nearly as important as the way you think you look to others." (102)


A Singular ViewTable of Contents

(Click on chapter title to see excerpt)

Chapter 1 Unhappy Landings
Chapter 2 Awkward Takeoff
Chapter 3 Jolts of Reality
Chapter 4 Flying High
Chapter 5 How About You?
Chapter 6 Seeing in 3-D
Chapter 7 What's Changed
Chapter 8 Getting Back to 3-D
Chapter 9 Pitfalls and Booby Traps
Chapter 10 In the Driver's Seat
Chapter 11 The Active Life
Chapter 12 Gimmicks and Gadgets--Let Technology Help
Chapter 13 Keeping the Good Eye Good
Chapter 14 Seeing to Your Looks
Chapter 15 Driver and Pilot Licensing Standards
Chapter 16 For Parents Only
Chapter 17 Senior Class
Chapter 18 Great Company