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Chapter 5 "How About You?"

Eye loss affects people differently according to age, the nature of the disease or accident and, most importantly, the psychological disposition of the person affected.

"Of extreme importance is each individual's psychological reaction to the loss of an eye. And here the difference between any two people can be striking, ranging all the way from 'What's the use of living?' to 'I hardly notice the difference.'" (pg. 17)

The way people perceive their eye loss gives rise to different methods of approaching and dealing with their recovery. As just one inspiring example, Mr. Brady describes the recovery attitude of Sammy Davis, Jr.

"When this great entertainer had the top rung practically in his grasp in 1954, a car crash damaged his left eye beyond repair. While recuperating he vowed : 'When I come back, there can be no "He's almost as good as he ever was." I've got to be better.'" (pg. 18)


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