Blind: What Do You Know? Asks Sharon Kleyne

17 Mar

With Blindness, Ignorance Is Not Bliss. Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne Shares Facts About Blindness.

Water Life Science® Advocate Sharon Kleyne, host of the nationally syndicated The Sharon Kleyne Hour Power of Water, Global Climate Change and Your Health on Voice America, would like to know what you know about blindness. Kleyne wonders if she would get your attention if she told you that blindness is out of control and it might eventually claim you. She doubts it, at least for more than 50% of you. That’s a number she finds appalling. So, she wants to share some facts.

Are you one of those Americans that believes that blindness means just that? Total blindness? Well, guess what? That’s just plain ignorant. Blindness is defined as vision that is so bad it interferes with daily life.

Does your eyesight discourage you from going outside at night? Well, guess what? You’re blind! Is that you behind the wheel of your car, unable to see that little group of kids on their bikes in the street? Most likely, you’re blind (and going to jail for hitting one or more of the little rapscallions). Suppose you reach for that pork casserole and burn the heck out of your hand. Again, you’re probably blind. Is that you cleaning the house and sucking the pet mouse, Elmo, into the vacuum because you can’t see? Face it! You’re blind! And what did you just do? Fasten your hand to the wall with the nail gun? That’s what a blind person does. Unfortunately, for many, that’s also what a stupid person does.

So, please, read on and learn. Legal blindness is determined one of two ways. The first is vision measured at a distance of 20 feet using a Snellen Chart. You’ve seen these charts before (or if you’re blind, maybe you’ve only heard of them). They start at the top with HUGE letters and taper down to tiny letters. If your eyes are measured at 20/200 with the best correction, you’re as blind as a midnight bell tower. This means that you can only see at 20 feet what others can see at 200 feet. If you’re a hunter, this means your hunting days are Over.

The second way legal blindness is determined is by a visual field. This tells how far you can see—up, down, left, right—while looking straight ahead. This is measured on a circular screen where a tester flashes lights of various sizes; you click a switch if and when you see one. A normal visual field is about 180 degrees. If your visual field is 20 degrees or less, give up the thought that you might just stroll down to the local batting cage and stand in against an 85 mile an hour fastball. Is it dawning on you—the truth? Yes, you’re blind. Legally blind.

Sharon Kleyne has seen these scenarios so many times in the past thirty years and it continues to amaze her that so many Americans are stone cold stupid about their eyes and what they could be doing to protect them. It’s no joke! Kleyne would love it if you memorized these facts she shares here, and she would like you to do one other thing for your health and eye care. That is to use the only product in the world that is completely effective in relieving the dry eye symptoms that often lead to blindness. Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® does so by supplementing your eye’s tear film (eye drops only trap moisture; this product Adds moisture). Nature’s Tears® EyeMist® is easy and fun to use. It’s applied with a personal hand-held humidifying device emitting a pure, pH balanced, 100% Trade Secret tissue culture grade water in a patented micron mist. This laboratory-pure, rare water will relieve your digital dry eye symptoms every time and you can use it as many times a day as you need.

Sharon Kleyne would like to hear from you personally about your eye stories if you have any. If not, she suggests waking up and getting some. What do you think of going blind? What’s your view regarding education, especially in matters of health and your eyes? Let us know!

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