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On behalf of Koszdin, Fields & Sherry posted in Workplace injuries on Tuesday, November 14, 2017.

There are many injuries in California workplaces that could lead to you losing your sight. When this occurs, it can be quite a terrifying situation. However, you should understand there are many forms of support out there. You can find help in many places. It may help to review the following advice on how to start the process of coping with your new life and learning to keep moving forward.

VisionAware advises that you should never think your life is over because blind people can and do live very productive and full lives. Many of the things you used to do can still be done with some modifications, including work. Do not dwell on what you cannot do. Instead, make adjustments and take time to learn how to do things in new ways that do not require sight.

Do not think you have to depend on others forever. While it can be helpful to have people around in the beginning, as you learn to live without your sight, you can become quite independent. You can still manage your daily tasks and even take on new adventures. There are over 6.5 million people who have some sight limitations in this country. This means there is a plethora of devices, technology and other things designed to help people with visual limitations to succeed.

Above all else, you should never feel as if you are alone. There are many support groups and agencies out there who specialize in helping the blind. You can get a lot of support within the blind community. Working with and learning from others who are in the same situation can make it much easier to adjust. This information is only intended to educate and should not be interpreted as legal advice.

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