Almost two weeks ago, I met a female surgeon at a reception and I asked her if she had ever worked with a doctor who could only see with one eye and who had no depth perception. I was curious if it was possible for someone to perform surgery and do work with microscopes if they couldn’t see feth .
To my great surprise, she told me that she only saw with one eye. She didn’t have strabismus, but she didn’t see with both eyes. Not only was she one of the minority of female surgeons with a child, she also was partially visually impaired. I was impressed.
For those of us who don’t know what life is like in 3D, we may not even realize how we are limited in our abilities. We just live and pursue our dreams just like anyone else.
When I told this to my friend Matt, he told me that when he explained to his father that I can only see in 2D, his father’s automatic response was “How does she survive? How can she drive?”
“She doesn’t know anything different than what she sees. So, she makes tdo.”
One of my closest friends when I lived in Argentina was a legally blind female lawyer, Cecilia. She traveled ON HER OWN in Europe and the US and always found people to help her out.
There was a book I saw in the bookstore once about a blind male solo traveler.
I am an avid traveler with over 50 countries under my belt, and I traveled to most of them ignorant of my limited vision.
People create all sorts of excuses for not doing things and they are almost all based on fears or self-created complexes. If a blind woman can travel on her own, if a monocular person can perform surgeries, then there are no excuses!
Ignorance is bliss. Courage is gold.