This section of the EYE-DAS web site is devoted to the problems and questions faced in everyday life while coping with vision loss. There are many things that blind or visually impaired people and their sighted friends can do to make life safer and easier.
If you have a question, please email it to email@example.com We will do our best to assist you.
Tips for you
PROBLEM: What do you do when you cannot see which side of the knife has the teeth to slice your meat?
So many times I thought for a moment I had a tough piece of meat or I felt the knife I was given needed to be sharpen, only to find out I was using the wrong side of the knife, big sigh!
SOLUTION: One time, I was invited to a formal dinner and hesitated to give my RSVP because of the situation with the knife, I did not want to embarrass anyone. Long story short, I went to the dinner, by coincidence the table of eight I sat at had a guest that was totally blind. When our plates were served, there it was, a whole chicken breast, I had to slice it, sigh. I waited for a moment until everyone started to eat and noticed the guest that was totally blind rubbed the sides of the knife against the fork to listen for the sound of the teeth, WOW!
How simple the tip! Now, if only at a formal dinner, the powers that be, let a person use a spoon when peas and corn are rolling all over the plate. Smile!
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