Because of my chronic illness I tend to let symptoms or problems get fairly significant before I do anything about it. My #vision has been bad for some time. I couldn't make out faces on the TV and had to hold my phone right up to my face to see. I put it down to medication side effects and fatigue. Until I went to an info session where I sat at the front and couldn't read or make out anything on the powerpoint. My husband, who wears glasses but wasn't at the time, could read it just fine. So eyes have been checked and I need to wear these beauties all the time now. Optometrist and I both a little confused as to why my vision has deteriorated so quickly over just 12 months so I go back in 6 months for another check. I put them on and started seeing colour I'd forgotten everywhere and my face/jaw aches improved within 24 hours. Glasses are such a regular thing. They're a mobility aid our western society and government actually see the value in providing ( #punintended ), so much so that many people with vision impairments would never consider themselves disabled. It was such an easy process to get tested, diagnosed and provided with practical support, that all were managed within a week. It was hard to fathom #accessibility ever being that easy. It was hard not to cry when everything I said I was experiencing was accepted as my true experience without question, condescension or a need to consult 3 other doctors. I was treated like an intelligent person and I didn't have to fight to receive care. I long for a day when my other symptoms and illnesses are treated with a similar level of respect and urgency. When accessibility in other forms is part of the norm of Western of culture and all cultures. Also I CAN SEE! YAY! .
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