The most precious "piece of gear"

posted on 28th of june, 2012

We usually have a spare battery, spare memory card, spare camera body, spare flash on hand - just in case something fails... But what if the failure hits our eyes? Unfortunately there is nothing like spare set of eyeballs... Hope this little experience of mine will help you avoid stupid mistakes...

Last 10 years I was feeling, that my eyes don't see so sharp as before, so years ago I visited ophthalmologist to get glasses... but the strange thing - non of the correction lenses we tried that day was correcting my unsharp vision, in fact it made it even worse. So I left with advice to get my eyes measured on some sophisticated device to diagnose it... but as I was able to see sharp enough to live and work I postponed, postponed and forgot... and left it undiagnosed... Until recent days, when thanks to...

[ Read more... ]
Comments (19)

Posted by Janceluch on October 09, 2014
Thank you Debratos for your example - I just realized that situation can be much worse, but the most important thing - and you are one bright example - is to not give up!
Wish you all the best and steep learning curve with photography.
Posted by Debratos on October 08, 2014
I wish you the best. Five years ago I was properly diagnosed with a rare eye disease called macular telangiectasia which supposedly steals your central vision but will always leave you with peripheral vision. I am in a study at UCLA Jules Stein Eye Institute where I have received the first CTNF implant for my eye disease which is supposed to help regenerate my macula. Just a word of encouragement for anyone in a similar situation...never give up, never give in. My husband bought me my first Canon digital camera about a year and a half ago, and it has been serving as my "bionic eye" ever since. I love photography, because I can see again, (through the lens). After teaching myself everything about photography and editing I started selling my photos on Dreamstime and I started my own ecard website occasionalnotecards.com as well. I donate some of my proceeds to eye disease research, so I'm in your corner! : )
Posted by Grzegorz9992 on August 13, 2012
many thanks i must go.....

Comments (19)

This article has been read 2421 times. 4 readers have found this article useful.

About me

I wish I had more time for photography...

confidential info

June (1)
January (1)

Stock Photography that BLOGS!

Interact, make friends, share tips and techniques, have fun. Dreamstime wants your ideas and thoughts whether you are a photographer, designer or regular user. Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite images and photographers, post tutorials or simply exchange opinions with your with fellow dreamstimers.

Don't forget words and pictures go great together so make sure you choose some Dreamstime favorite pics to brighten your article. For inspiration, check out the hottest or the most useful blogs on the left.

Create a blog to tell your story, promote favorite stock images and photographers

Create your blog

My favorite articles


More favorite articles

Related image searches

keratoconus test eye disease mistake

Mistake related stock images