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Book Reviews and articles about Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight

Ken Brandt, the author shares snippets of his life in this fun, energetic, insightful, and engrossing read…incredibly well written, laid-out, and overall a blast to read.

by  Scott's Book Corner

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Positive Vision is a quick read, about two and half hours in the audio format, and a really refreshing approach to the subject of low vision. Brandt's positive

outlook throughout the telling of his adventures is a bit infectious and leaves the reader feeling as though there is another side of vision loss than the dread so often associated with it.

by  the AFB's AccessWorld

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Great read…full of inspiring anecdotes about Ken Brandt’s roller-coaster journey with low vision…an amusing account…regaling the reader with tales of parachuting out of planes, battling arson blazes and chasing thieves through the streets of the Big Apple.

by Vision Voice newsletter

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This book was a delight to read. The author discusses his poor eyesight with humour and a positive outlook...he can do just about anything someone with average vision can do. In fact he has done things I wouldn’t even do. It’s a fun read for anyone who wears glasses or has poor vision of any kind.

by Kathleen of SMS Nonfiction Book Reviews

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I thoroughly enjoyed reading this book. After you read Brandt’s life, you feel inspired to do more, live more and be positive. The added wit and humour were appreciated, and you get to enjoy living through what Ken offers as travel tales.

​The material is suitable for anyone who enjoys reading biographies, and I recommend it to those who like insightful reads.

by Jeysan Main of Review Tales

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"An upbeat, inspiring, adventurous, humorous memoir by a low vision author who has had six eye operations and was legally blind for many years."

by Teaching Students with  Vision Impairments

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"A very nice read. Ken has done so many things that it's amazing. I don't mean for someone with poor vision, I just mean for anyone. His positivity and gratitude are infectious. My favorite part was about catching the thief toward the end; made me laugh out loud at several points. Good work!"

by Australian Book Lovers

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"a fascinating adventure biography about thriving with low vision, for all to’re sure to find Ken’s escapades captivating and humorous...Humbling stories of triumph over every-day adversity fill every chapter. Jokes, tips and thought-provoking insights abound...vivid storytelling and wholesome reflective pieces...A new appreciation for the hurdles and advantages of low vision is assured."

by Optometrist John De Francesco

for Good Vision for Life

(Optometry Australia)

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"A lighthearted short read, it gave me a different perspective of life with low vision and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to know how their patients might perceive the world through less than perfect optics...Peppered throughout the book are multiple knee slappers...If you want a quick and amusing read that will give you insights into the world seen through the eyes of a partially sighted patient, I highly recommend [Positive Vision:] Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight by Ken Brandt..."

by Viola Kanersky, OD, Editor of New York Insights

E-Newsletter of the Optometric Society of the City of New York, an affiliate of the New York State Optometric Association and the American Optometric Association 

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"An Author’s Adventures with Poor Eyesight... He believes good vision is better than poor vision, but provides lots of examples demonstrating the many advantages of poor eyesight. Ken’s book is full of interesting real-life stories, encouraging quotes, and he admits, some 'corny jokes.' His goal is to help readers with poor vision look on the bright side of life, and share more positivity... At the end of his book, he shares some advice for others living with poor vision: 'First, do everything for your overall health and vision that your doctor and eye doctor recommend (exercise, eat right, wear eye protection, get glasses or contacts, have operations, etc.). Then, relax and be grateful for whatever sight you have. When you decide to go for something, give it a red-hot go! Love the challenges, see the bright side, appreciate the advantages, and enjoy the adventures of poor eyesight'...”

by Mass. Eye and Ear Communications 

focus  |  Patient Stories 

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"...a wonderful biographical recollection... a gloriously positive view on life... The adventures are mind blowing, entertaining, and wholesome... I highly recommend Positive Vision: Enjoying the Adventures and Advantages of Poor Eyesight to anyone who wants to read about adventure, creativity, fun, or visual impairment. Vision professionals will enjoy reading it and recommending it to many of their patients. Everyone will find something they love about it. It is an easy to read page-turner..."

By Sepideh Heydar Zadeh | In the Know 
Vision Science Academy

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"An Upbeat Book About Poor Eyesight... a 'rollicking good' book that proves poor eyesight needn’t impact potential... a remarkable and insightful book for optometrists, ophthalmologists and orthoptists. It is also a wonderful, inspiring, and humorous read that vision professionals can recommend to anyone struggling with less than perfect vision.... Whether galloping across the Montana range, exploring claustrophobic (and fiery!) caverns, chasing a thief through the streets of 1980s New York, or plunging from a plane, Brandt’s adventures... are sure to entertain. Complementing the adventures are amusing and relatable anecdotes demonstrating the advantages of poor eyesight..."

By mivision | minews 
mivision The Opthalmic Journal

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"Patient Writes Book on Positive upbeat exploration of how he manages life with poor vision.. full of rollicking adventures, humorous incidents, and self-help tips, plus a few inspiring quotes and corny jokes. Lots of fun examples showing the bright sides of bad eyes..."

By eyesmart | Industry News

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"New Book Puts a Positive Spin On Low Vision...Troski has described Brandt’s book as 'a fascinating biography that proves that even with very limited eyesight there is no limit to what you can achieve'... Chiu said Brandt’s book is an exhilarating and uplifting read. 'In Positive Vision, Ken shows us how to look and see, with heaps of humour, from the heart and soul'...”

By Rhiannon Bowman | Local News

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