My disability is rare in females and it’s unheard of by many. After I was born, my parents suspected that my vision was abnormal because they noticed that I was not focusing on objects, and an appointment at the pediatric ophthalmologist’s office confirmed their suspicions. When I was three months old, I was diagnosed with ocular albinism, an inherited condition which the eyes lack melanin pigment because the fovea never completely develops during gestation. A tiny pit located in the macula of the retina, the fovea specializes in sharp vision. Therefore, those with ocular albinism have a reduced visual acuity, which usually ranges from 20/60 to 20/400. Today, my best corrected vision is 20/80. Extreme eye fatigue, light sensitivity, a nystagmus, inability to see at a distance, and difficulty reading small print are the vision problems that I experience.
Is that "disabled enough?"