Mr. G., a dear, sweet old man who happens to be our neighbor, has been declared legally blind and is not allowed to drive any more. His eyesight has been deteriorating for the past two years. He's had laser surgery on both eyes, but they've just been getting worse. It is a shame, as he is living on his own (his wife passed away almost three years ago) and does lots of volunteer work for his church and Scouts Canada.
Now, legally blind isn't the same as being profoundly blind - he can still see big things (and some small things with the help of magnifying glasses). Still, it must be very discouraging for him. Think of what losing your sight would mean - the things you couldn't do.
One thing that might happen is we might see more of his ladyfriend that he thinks we don't know about.
Heh heh heh.