Written by Isabella Boston
"I alone cannot change the world, but I can cast a stone across the waters to create many ripples. ~ Mother Teresa
Be My Eyes
Several years ago, I was diagnosed with a rare eye disorder of unknown etiology. Although I have been blessed with continued sight, I have also accepted the possibility that one day I may lose my vision.
This made me ponder over some important things that most of us take for granted: How do the seeing impaired shop for groceries? Clothes? Read important signs that could endanger or save their lives?
I did a little research and came across a wonderful program called Be My Eyes. It is quoted as being a “free app that connects blind and low-vision people with sighted volunteer for visual assistance.”
It is available for both iOS and Android users.
How does it work?
Using a live video call, a volunteer can assist and guide an individual with reading expiration dates, food allergies, instructions, navigation, and so much more!
After downloading the app, you simply select from one of the following options: “I need visual assistance” or “I’d like to volunteer”. The app will notify you when someone needs help. If you are busy, no need for concern, someone else will be notified to assist.
I was elated to discover this important service and opportunity to use my gift of sight to help others.
Use your eyes to help others see with Be My Eyes.
Isabella Boston is a multi-talented writer and the Founder of Bella’s Attic Studio. She has several years of experience in content writing, copywriting, and social media strategies. She is the author of the romantic and rare memoir, Passion of Flames. Isabella is currently working to spread awareness on the dangers and inhumanity of human sex trafficking. She has special interests in fashion and beauty, health and wellness, and natural healing as it pertains to the body, mind and soul. When Isabella is not writing, she enjoys playing the violin, learning new languages (currently Italian), and reading books of substance.