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9-year-old Ty in his baseball hat holding a bat

There is something just so endearing about a boy in a baseball uniform. This is Ty Rockey, a nine-year-old boy with LCA – Leber Congenital Amaurosis, a genetic syndrome that results in blindness. And though his parents were worried about what his life would be like when they found out he was blind, it turns out he’s a pretty regular kid who plays outside and watches TV and rides his bike.

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Book Cover for Now I See You
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Personally, I love stories that have a connection to my life, and that describe someone dealing with a situation I might be in myself. And as a parent of a child with special needs, I like to hear stories of adults grappling with the same special needs, to see how it all might work out for my own child.

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Man wearing headgear-like glasses

Sometimes it seems like the future is already here. These glasses are a case in point.

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Blue eye

There’s more research being done on the use of stem cells in the treatment of blindness. Today’s news comes from the UK, where researchers have found that stem cells exist in the corneal limbus, an area of the eye. They have been able to take these stem cells and turn them into photo-receptor cells, the cells responsible for sight loss in those people with retinitis pigmentosa and macular degeneration.

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Hello, I am new to this site, and new to the life of being a parent to a blind child.. My son Dominic was born blind, he has two different conditions.. The first is rather common, from what I have been told.. He has Persistent Fetal Vasculature, in his left eye.. He also has Bilateral Optic Nerve Aplasia.. I have heard of people who's children have Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, but none who have the Aplasia.. I have friends and family who constantly argue with us as to whether or not Dominic can see.. How do I deal with his?? How can I manage to educate them, and not lose my cool??






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The back of a teddy bear with an opening for eyeglasses
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These are seriously too cute to be believed: stuffed animals with a built-in hard-shelled case in their backs to store and keep safe your little one’s glasses. They come in six versions: teddy, owl, unicorn, t-rex, monkey and puppy.

There’s a large version for glasses that cost $37.99 and a small version that holds a contact lens case for $15.99. The larger version also has a strap on it that lets the animal wear the glasses when they’re not being worn by the child or stored in the back.

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