The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

8 August 2006

I only have eyes for you

Never underestimate the power of a little temporary joy:

BLIND Andrew Hall stunned his bride when he SAW her walk up the aisle and stand with him at the altar thanks to special vision-enhancing drugs.

Andrew had not seen girlfriend Carolyn, 25, properly for years — but thanks to the medication, he achieved the seemingly impossible.

However the drug is so strong it can only be taken for a short time because of side effects — and the sight benefits do not last.

Andrew has just six per cent sight thanks to Retinitis Pigmentosa.

Some things, of course, are worth mere side effects.

And Lachlan asks the question:

[I]f you were [to] lose your sight, but could have it restored, what was one thing you would want to be able to see again?

Someone other than me in the hallway mirror, I think. Beyond that, I'm not really sure.

Posted at 6:14 AM to Entirely Too Cool


"[I]f you were [to] lose your sight, but could have it restored, what was one thing you would want to be able to see again?"

Hmmm... dustbury.com, perhaps...

I really dunno. That is a tough one, and there are so many variables and dependencies. Like the question of if you had to give up vision or hearing, which would it be? You probably have an immediate answer, but the more you think about it, the more unsure you become...

Posted by: Winston at 6:23 AM on 8 August 2006

[I]f you were [to] lose your sight, but could have it restored, what was one thing you would want to be able to see again?

My toes. But that's not a sight thing anyway...

Posted by: McGehee at 9:17 PM on 8 August 2006

I read the question to mean "what would you use this temporary drug for" that would be important, like your wedding.

Easy. The babies when each one arrived.

Posted by: Jay at 3:33 AM on 10 August 2006