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FOR THOSE WHO HAVE ONLY ONE SEEING EYE

If you’re like me, you can only see out of one eye. You may have lost vision due to an accident, a medical procedure or a health condition. Regardless of how you lost half of your vision, you and I and tens of thousands of others share several challenges and characteristics.

If you’re like me, you:

  • Have some issues walking with your Darling and her dog on a narrow sidewalk,

  • Keep your back to the wall so no one can approach you from your blindside,

  • Have trouble backing up your car and especially parallel parking,

  • Use the hand on your blind side to feel out your position in relation to your surroundings,

  • Sometimes close your eyes and wish with all your might, that vision in your “bad” eye would return.

Admittedly the life-changing consequences of our condition pale when compared to those who have lost arms, legs, organs and other vital life functions and capabilities, but—it’s still a challenge to be monophthalmic, monocular, a veritable monoculus.

That’s right, there’s no good word for people who have only one working eye other than simply “one-eyed,” but that suggests the person has only one eye. I have two eyes but only one can see, so technically you shouldn’t call me “one-eyed.”

In Spanish the word “tuerto” is often used to mean “one-eyed,” while “luscus” is Latin for one-eyed.

Whatever term you use to describe your condition, you may want to browse the websites and articles below that deal with having but on working eye. I will be updated and enhance this page periodically. If you’d like to be informed of such updates, please click here and provide your name and email address.

This page Updated: March 22, 2018

 
 
 

 

 

BOOKS ABOUT HAVING ONLY ONE SEEING-EYE & OTHER VISION ISSUES:

A Singular View; The Art of Seeing With One Eye
Frank B. Brady (First Edition 1972)

 

Twilight; Losing Sight, Gaining Insight
Henry Grunwald Copyright 1999

 

Eye Was There; A Patient's Guide to Coping With the Loss of an Eye
Charles B. Slonim, M.D. and Amy Z. Martino, M.D.
Copyright by the authors 2011

Lost Eye: Coping with Monocular Vision after Enucleation or Eye Loss from Cancer, Accident, or Disease
Jay D. Akissson (2006)
 

 

The World Through Blunted Sight
Patrick Trevor-Roper
New and revised edition 1988

 

 

 

     
  WEBSITES

https://www.afb.org/forum/general-questions-about-blindness/blind-in-one-eye-1426/12

http://www.losteye.com/

 

IN MEDICINE

https://www.dukehealth.org/blog/learning-live-one-eye

 

RESEARCH

http://www.bbc.com/news/uk-scotland-edinburgh-east-fife-24525501

https://www.nytimes.com/1983/09/13/science/visual-cues-compensate-for-blindness-in-one-eye.html

 

IN THE ARTS

https://www.vangoghmuseum.nl/en/collection/s0113V1962

https://oneeyedgirl.com/

 

IN LOVE & ROMANCE

https://www.quora.com/Will-you-date-an-one-eyed-person-ladies

 

IN HISTORY

http://offbeatoregon.com/H011_OneEyedCharlie.htm

 

 
  MONOCULAR & BLIND WRITERS

https://blog.bookstellyouwhy.com/from-homer-to-borges-a-list-of-blind-writers

Jorge Luis Borges

James Joyce

A Survey of Blind Writers
https://the-artifice.com/from-homer-to-fante-blindness-and-literary-vision/

 

 
  MONOCULAR CELEBRITIES

Famous people who were partially blind:
https://www.ranker.com/list/famous-people-with-one-eye/celebrity-lists?var=7&utm_expid=16418821-388.8yjUEguUSkGHvlaagyulMg.1

 

 
 

 
  This page is for writers (and others) who have the singular of distinction of have having a singular view of life since they have only one eye with working vision.

KEY PHRASES:
monocular vision
writers with one eye
one-eyed writers
one eye with vision

 

 
 
   
   

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