It recently occurred to me that its been around five years since I suddenly lost a lot of central vision in one of my eyes. I’ve often heard that the brain is fairly remarkable with regards to how it can adjust to visual discrepancies over time, and I certainly can subscribe to that after experiencing it firsthand. While at first I wasn’t able to even properly read without being greatly annoyed, I can now barely notice any difference, and combined vision has regained back to something like 20/16.
The impacted eye, of course, is still significantly reduced in functionality, but I’ve found that I’m able to focus with it much better now, at the cost of losing some independent focusing abilities with the normal eye. Reading can still be a bit of a headache (literally) from time-to-time, but I’m certainly in a much better situation than I was envisioning myself to be in.
And I’m thankful for that.