Me with my glasses on, and holding a handheld CCTV, Charlotte Brown with her guide dog, me with the NuEyes smart glasses.
My friend Pam, who is also visually impaired, called me this week and said something that made me say, “Hey, I say that too!” Pam said that she saves a small amount of money each month, and has been saving for some time. She said so she is prepared if/when her assistive technology (AT) breaks or needs to be replaced, which it will.
That is such a great idea! I love it!
I, too, have said that and have saved, but not in a separate account. And I'll be doing that asap! Because if you have any type of visual impairment you rely on your glasses, magnifier, CCTV, Guide Dog to work, read, use the computer, anything and everything. They are your EYES!! And we all know it and rely on them or your AT.
Saving a small amount each month or every other month is so practical because if/when you break your glasses, or your prescription gets updated, or your AT becomes so outdated that you can’t even use it anymore, too many scenarios to think about. Even if you have insurance, you'll still have some sort of a co-pay or maintenance costs. But I assure you, it'll lessen any anxiety or stress you may encounter if you know you made a plan, and you have money to buy what you need.
So, give it some thought and get started on your plan to be better prepared if something happens to your "EYES"!