A look inside Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight

An upbeat exploration of how the author manages life with poor vision. 

Full of rollicking adventures and humorous incidents.  Lots of fun examples showing the advantages of poor eyesight. 


Include parachuting, world trade center, scuba diving, pseudo dive bombing, spelunking (caving), and horseback riding.

Snappy quote at the start of each chapter:

One day, your life will flash before your eyes. Make sure it is worth watching. Gerard Way

Snappy quote at the start of each chapter:

You can't depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus.   Mark Twain


Also include Baltimore, Brooklyn, a Watermelon, a high wire act, 2 for 1, sports, geese, fire, looks, mayhem, and catching a thief.

Snappy quote at the start of each chapter:

Just because a man lacks the use of his eyes doesn't mean he lacks vision. Stevie Wonder

Vision related anecdotes

Also involve: public speaking, poker, balance, smell, hearing, touch, brain power, details, romance, friends, racial harmony, curiosity, suggestions, and sharing.

Snappy quote at the start of each chapter:

I've learned that fear limits you and your vision. It serves as blinders to what may be just a few steps down the road for you. The journey is valuable, but believing in your talents, your abilities, and your self-worth can empower you to walk down an even brighter path. Transforming fear into freedom - how great is that?  

Soledad O'Brien

Corny jokes at the end of each chapter:

A green snake goes in to see the optometrist because his eyesight is failing.

“It’s actually affecting my life. I can’t hunt anymore because I can’t see.”

The doctor fits the snake for glasses and the snake immediately notices an improvement in his eyesight. A week later, the doctor calls the snake to check how the glasses are holding up.

“They’re fine,” the snake answers. “But now I’m being treated for depression.”

“Depression?” the doctor asks.

“Yeah, my eyesight cleared up, but it made me realize I’ve been dating a garden hose.”

Vision-related anecdotes

Involve: laughter, crime, data, courage, finding friends and meeting new people, stairs, enjoyment, and eye patches


Advantages of bad eyes, can also include seeing - and helping to make the world better - in terms of beauty, romance, and racial harmony.  

Corny jokes at the end of each chapter:

How do pirates prefer to communicate?

Aye to aye!

Why do pirates say "aye aye Captain"?

Two ayes are better than one

What did the pirate say when he turned 80?

Aye matey

Corny jokes at the end of each chapter:

My optometrist told me I have bad vision…

I don't see the problem

You are doing a good deed!

Advantages of Poor Eyesight

Can include longer life; more adventure and discovery; greater creativity and imagination.

Advantages of Poor Eyesight

Can also include better hand-eye coordination, balance and presentation skills.

Advantages of Poor Eyesight

can also include enhanced use of hearing, smell, touch and taste

Snappy quote at the start of each chapter:

If there are any of you at the back who do not hear me, please don't raise your hands because I am also nearsighted.  W. H. Auden

Chapters include:

1. Longer Life 

2. Science to the Rescue

3. Adventure and Discovery  

4. Successful People with Poor Eyesight

5. Imagination, Creativity  and Focus

Chapters include:

6.Public Speaking and Sports

7. Smell, Taste, Hearing, Touch 

8. Beauty, Relationships, Racial Harmony

9. Mayhem, Curiosity, Mystery,

10. Final Thoughts 

Corny jokes at the end of each chapter:

An ophthalmologist, an optometrist, and an optician walk into a bar...

Nobody could see the difference


What did the right eye say to the left eye?

Between you and me, there’s something that smells

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