Trial and Error
This process took time, patience, and humility. You’ll soon begin to realize that through all of the raw emotion involved, you’re not alone. You’ll learn about the medical exams you must undergo, as well as the general requirements to become a bioptic driver.
A Scary New Independence
You’ve just got your license, but you still feel the same overwhelming fear while on the road. You’ll learn how I coped, how I manage my responsibilities as a driver, and how I became accustomed to being behind the wheel.
The Places You’ll Go
Once you overcome your fear of driving, you’ll see where you really can go on a full tank. I’m going to show you some of the places I’ve been, and how YOU can get there safely.
Bioptic Driving is not Just “Driving”
As a person with albinism, I’ve been told “no” more times than I care to admit. When I came upon the opportunity to get my permit and begin learning, I jumped right into it. I was excited at the new prospect of freedom. I just didn’t realize how hard it was going to be to get this far.
My goal here is simple. I don’t want to just raise awareness of something. Everyone already does that. In fact, that’s not my schtick here at all. I want to show you, the new driver or the bioptic driver or the visually impaired person or the person with albinism, what I went through to reach this point. Most of all, I want to show you that you are not alone in your fear, and you’re not weird for being anxious about so much as broaching this topic.
I also want you to see the rewards that you could possibly reap and the responsibilities you’ll be undertaking if you do decide to take this journey.
Before we start though, please read this disclaimer.