You Are Not Alone. 15 Famous People With Eye Issues.
So do you think you alone suffer from eye problems. You better think again then. Great people throughout time have been suffering from eye problems. Your favourite celebrities, scientists, authors, social activists etc have eye problems of different severity and kind. Since the whole world follows great and famous people, they’ve actually helped people accept glasses by wearing it themselves.
Don’t forget to read the difficulties Johnny Depp faces while filming when he cannot wear his specs. Now let us go directly to the list.
1) Paris Hilton
Paris Hilton suffers from strasbismus too. She cannot focus on a single object with both her pupils. Her weaker eyes rolls upwards. Abraham Lincoln suffers from this condition too.
2) Megan Fox
3) Ray Charles
Ray Charles became blind at the age of seven. Its possibly due to untreated glaucoma. By the way Ray Charles is a famous composer and singer
4) Selena Gomez
We aren’t very sure if she has any eye issues or not. We’ve read at various sites that her eyes are of different sizes. That is, one of her eye is slightly smaller than the other.
We’ve also seen many pictures of her with glasses.
5) Louis Braille
Louis Braille is the inventor of Braille. He was blind himself. So he wanted to invent a way that would make it possible for blind people to read.
By the way he became blind at the age of three after he poked himself with an awl. (Awl is a sharp stick like instrument)
6) Abraham Lincoln
Abraham Lincoln is one among the very famous people with eye problems. He could not look a person straight into his eyes. He suffered from a problem called strabismus. This eye pcondition forced his left eye to hell upwards.
Another interesting fact:- He’s the only US president to sport a beard and moustache while in office.
7) Tiger Woods
Like many professional golfers Tiger Woods underwent a LASIK surgery that would enable him to see better in changing weather conditions. Unfortunately he’s been facing side effects like night vision problems etc.
8) Galileo Galilei
He in among those famous scientists who became blind shortly, before his death. He is the inventor of the telescope. He used his refracting telescope to stare at the sun for long periods of time. This made him blind. Unfortunately for him, there were no solar filters at that time.
9) Helen Keller
You might probably be knowing Helen Keller. She was blind, deaf and dumb. Regardless, of her disability she had managed to achieve a lot in life and also has inspired millions of people. She is still remembered by many people as an inspiration.
10) Shah Rukh Khan
Shah Rukh Khan popularly known as “King Khan” has eye problems too.
In an award function he confessed that he may be a super hero in a film but in real life he needs glasses to read.
11) Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp in a recent interview revealed that he has severe eye issues from his childhood.
These eye issues also make it difficult for him and his filming career. He also described the difficulties he faced in filming The Pirates Of The Carribean.
He also specified that he wears shades or glasses to correct his vision.
12) Demi Moore
There were rumours about Demi Moore being blind.
The actress revealed that she wore glasses as she used to suffer from a condition called Lazy eye. She also made it clear that she isn’t blind. She also has undergone a surgery to correct the problem.
13) Kate Bosworth
She suffers from a strange condition called Heterochromia Iridium. It means her eyes aren’t of the same colour. One of her eye is blue in colour whereas the other is brown.
14 ) Brad Pitt
It’s been said that Brad suffers from face blindness. Its not an eye disorder by the way.
He cannot associate faces and names. So in short he frequently does not recognise people. He has a hard time remembering people.
15) Mansoor Ali Khan Pataudi
He was a legendary Indian cricketer who could only see properly with one eye.He used to play this demanding sport with just one eye. Amazing !
He is also the father of Saif Ali Khan. He passed away recently.