Independace Through Bioptic Driving
Organized by: Tawney Williams
Danny, my husband, has Histoplasmosis an eye disease that affected his vision to total blindness in his central vision in one eye and 20/100 in the other. His eyesight went below driving levels when he was 20. Can you imagine snatching away that freedom from a 20 year old? We have been married for 13 years and I myself am visually impaired so not having a driver in the house is very difficult. Thanks to new advancements in adaptive technology, he will soon have his freedom and independence back. Our lives will be changed with this. Family vacations on our time, going to the good movie theater 45 minutes away and even visiting our son who joined the Army recently. All these things we would have to beg, borrow or steel a driver for will be able to do ourselves. The monocular glasses are seen by our insurance not as corrective lenses but as adaptive technology and so are not covered. They cost $4700 and that is a blow to the pocket book.
Thank you in advance to anyone who decides to donate. Our family appriciates it and you just can't imagine how much it will mean to us.