Somehow in a comment thread on Facebook, the term ‘blinks’ got mentioned and someone wondered where that term came from. Someone else said it didn’t make sense to call us blinks, then someone else said she’d heard that total blind = blinks and partially blind = blurs. I thought this was funny. Then another friend replied that he used to be a blur and now he was a blink.
So I described my loss of sight progression using blink and blur:
i was a sightie. Then a sightie and half a blur, then a sightie and half a blink. Then a half a sightie, half a blur and a blink. Then a blink.
I had to laugh at how that sounded when the screen reader read it. 😉