One woman’s journey
I wanted to present an excellent book, which should be mandatory reading for all optometrists, not just those of us who practice low vision.
Not Fade Away is a memoir/autobiography of a woman who started losing her hearing and vision due to Usher’s syndrome when she was a teenager. It tells the story of her life today, and how she has dealt with the gradual loss of these senses that we all take for granted. The author, Rebecca Alexander, is a trained psychotherapist. As such, she tells her inspiring story with a mix of self-analysis and self-deprecating humor. Mostly, she lays it out all out there with brutal honesty that makes for compelling reading.
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