Author Ken Brandt has written a ”rollicking good” book that proves poor eyesight needn’t impact potential.
Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight is a remarkable and insightful book for optometrists, ophthalmologists and orthoptists. It is also a wonderful, inspiring, and humorous read that vision professionals can recommend to anyone struggling with less than perfect vision.
Whether galloping across the Montana range, exploring claustrophobic (and fiery!) caverns, chasing a thief through the streets of 1980s New York, or plunging from a plane, Brandt’s adventures, as detailed in his book, are sure to entertain.
Complementing the adventures are amusing and relatable anecdotes demonstrating the advantages of poor eyesight. Clearly, good sight is better than bad sight, however, in the author’s experience, there are many positives to having poor vision. He shows us how a longer life, more adventure and discovery, and greater creativity and imagination are the bright side of poor vision. He demonstrates how poor eyesight contributes to better hand-eye coordination, balance, presentation skills, and enhanced use of the other senses. We learn how poor vision also makes it easier to enjoy a more beautiful world and improve racial harmony. No matter how good or bad your eyesight, seeing this bright side makes life more fun for you and those around you.
He demonstrates how poor eyesight contributes to better hand-eye coordination, balance, presentation skills, and enhanced use of the other senses.
The combination of writing and speaking about living with poor eyesight changed the author from being uncomfortable discussing his poor vision to being excited about helping others facing the same challenges. Positive Vision is a fun adventure read for everyone, yet is also helpful and amusing for people with poor eyesight and their friends and families.
The author’s outlook and the spirit of the book is summarised in his recommendation to others with poor eyesight:
“Once you’ve done everything you can to protect your eyes, take care of your eye health, and safely improve your vision, then:
- Relax and be grateful for whatever sight you have;
- When you decide to go for something, give it a red-hot go, and
- Love the challenges, see the bright side, appreciate the advantages, and enjoy the adventures of poor eyesight.”
The hardcover, paperback, and ebook (all formats) of Positive Vision are available for sale on Amazon from 18 September 2020, all major online bookstores, and many local bookstores, with the audio book (all formats) coming soon.