Sight loss can often be a very serious subject especially when talking about things such as the misconceptions, the stereotypes and the frustrations that come alongside living with a vision impairment.
I often like adopting a more light hearted approach to my disability and that’s why I wanted to take this as an opportunity to talk you through some of my funniest blind girl moments.
- Nearly putting concealer on my lips, thinking it was my liquid lipstick… I don’t think that look would catch on somehow. (4Sight Vision Support’s favorite funny moment!)
- Misjudging a step and falling down a flight of stairs and vice versa, yes tripping up the stairs is something I do quite often.
- Filming myself looking at my phone screen not realising it was filming and accidentally sending the weird video to my friend… Snapchat really does need to become more accessible!
- Trying to sit down on a London tour bus, turns out I was facing the wrong way.
- Having a conversation with someone, not realising that they had already left the room, turns out, the wall is a great listener.
- Ordering new clothes online, accidentally ordering two of the same item or something in a completely different colour to what I envisioned.
- Walking into a massive pillar despite using my cane.
- Spending 10 minutes trying to find my phone, turns out it was right under my nose the whole time.
- Walking into someone because I didn’t know they were standing in front of me.
- Tripping over someone’s feet when they’re sitting down.
And so much more!
Those were just a minority of the blind girl mishaps I come across regularly. Maybe some of these come down to my natural clumsiness but I think it makes it less awkward for me if I blame it on my vision impairment.
Are you also blind or visually impaired? What are some of your funniest blind person moments/problems? Can you relate to any of the ones I’ve mentioned? If you would also like to write a blog for 4Sight Vision Support, send them to the team at firstname.lastname@example.org
Elin, author of ‘My Blurred World’ Blog Page
Elin runs her own blog and often covers misconceptions & stereotypes, alongside focusing on positivity and explaining how she navigates a predominantly sighted world as a severely sight impaired person, find out more here – My Blurred World .