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Chapter 7 "What's Changed"

The first step to compensating for eye loss is to determine what exactly has changed and how that change affects perception. Here, Mr. Brady provides an accurate and understandable description of the visual system from the unique perspective of a scientist and a person who has experienced changes to this system firsthand.

"Three things have happened:

  • Your horizontal field of vision has narrowed
  • Your depth perception has been impaired.
  • Your whole visual system, including brain and motor functions, is in disarray and needs reprogramming so the two can be able to work together in an integrated fashion." (pg. 25)

Many of these losses can be compensated for with increased attention; and they soon become merely "a nuisance."

"Actually, there's more nuisance than danger, once you've made adjustments to your new limitation. If the loss of lateral vision seems enormous to you (10 to 20 %)--as it usually does at first--keep in mind that it's really less than many persons with two good eyes inflict on themselves voluntarily by wearing heavy rimmed glasses." (p. 27)

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