How To Create a Secret Weapon Out of Your Greatest Challenge

At the age of 7, we were told we were going blind. The doctor said to our mother, “Your son is going to lose his eyesight, take him home, teach him braille and give him a magnifier.” What our parents did instead was they sat us down and gave us this advice, “You’re not going to have the best eyes. You were given more brains instead.” What they meant was that our visual impairment was never going to be an excuse and that it should never dictate our lives. It wasn’t always easy but what we’ve come to realize is that our visual impairment has given us more than it’s taken away. Because of it we’ve turned a charity project into one of the fastest growing charitable brands in the country with endorsements from Ellen DeGeneres, Ashton Kutcher, Richard Branson, NBC Nightly News, among others. We’ve had the opportunity to partner with major corporations and conferences like AT&T, TEDx, Sotheby's, Foundation Fighting Blindness, and the Life Is Beautiful Festival. And most importantly, we’ve been able to donate $100,000 to research for life-changing treatments to cure blindness.

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There are lots of types of blindness. We have Stargardt's, a type of macular degeneration that means we lose vision in the center of the retina. This simulator gives you peek at what its like to peep with our peepers.