I've recently begun trying to go back to school for a second degree in nursing. I'm really excited about it, but I have a major concern- I don't have the greatest eyesight. I've worn glasses since I was 11 months old, and have to have them to get around, as I'm effectively blind without them. With correction I see 20/40 in my good eye, and 20/200ish in my bad eye (and I don't have peripheral vision in that eye either or perfect depth perception). I was born three months early with ROP which caused partial retinal detachment in my bad eye, so my whole life I've been worried about retinal detachment. Recently I've been having signs of further retinal detachment in my bad eye, and my doctor told me this means I'm at a higher risk for detachment and vision loss, and will have to deal with it for the rest of my life. I really want to be a nurse, and I don't want my disability to override my dreams, but I worry that if I become a nurse 1) I'll be less effective and good at my job than nurses with no vision problems or 2) I'll end up losing my remaining vision in my bad eye (since all the signs are pointing in that direction) and then how am I going to continue in a field which requires good vision? Because I can understand just having to wear glasses and still being able to work, but bad depth perception and whatnot just seems like a disaster waiting to happen somehow.I don't know what to do. I want to do this, but I don't want to go to school and get loans and be in debt only to find out that, much as I want it, I just can't do this job. Anybody have any advice? Similar problems? Am I worrying too much? Should I just go back to my original degree (English) and continue onwards with that?