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About Ken

Ken Brandt is the author of the adventure and humor filled memoir “Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight”. He has led a fun and adventurous life and had a successful business career despite (or perhaps in part because of!) his bad eyes.

Poor eyesight never impacted Ken’s vision of what life could be. Whether galloping across the Montana range, exploring claustrophobic (and fiery!) caverns, chasing a thief through the streets of 1980s New York, or taking a plunge from a plane, his adventures are sure to entertain. 


Complementing the adventures are his amusing and relatable anecdotes demonstrating the advantages of poor eyesight.

Ken has always had poor vision and slightly crossed eyes. He has undergone six eye operations (including a detached retina and cataract operation in each eye), and spent parts of his life legally blind. Ken donates 10 percent of his author royalties to eye research and ending avoidable blindness.

Prior to retiring and writing “Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight”, Ken held senior management and management consulting positions in information technology and cyber security with firms and clients of all sizes in North America, Europe, Asia, and Australia. 

Ken is an entertaining speaker and an amateur New Orleans style jazz trumpeter.   He and his wife Judy Roberts Brandt have been married for over twenty years, lived most of their lives in New York City, and now live in Melbourne, Australia.

Author Ken Brandt as a smiling adult holding up his 60 plus year old very first pair of eyeglasses

Ken still has his very first pair of glasses!

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