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Visually Impaired

  • Magali Saldana Secos, who goes by Maggie, has had vision problems throughout her life. Despite glaucoma, cataracts, and corneal edema, Maggie was able to maintain sight in her left eye. Three years ago when vision in that eye began to fade, Saldana Secos said she had to learn how to do everyday things, like placing a coffee cup on a table, using her sense of touch."It's a huge demanding mental process, because you have to touch first your cup you are not anymore a sighted person you are a touching person now," Saldana Secos said. "So you have to touch your cup and figure out where is the handle, and you have to touch your table in order to be aware that your cup is not at the edge and it will fall."Saldana Secos said she then had to relearn how to navigate the world around because of the COVID-19 pandemic.