Photo: Brevin Blach
Words: Dean Lamanna
In January, a San Diego man will spend a day legally blind, wearing a blindfold for 24 hours to show how most sighted people take for granted activities such as shaving, eating and playing golf. "We hope it's a reminder that sight is a privilege," says Jeff Katz, the subject of the ?lmed experiment, "Providing Perspective," and a partner in its underwriter, Provider Design (which is collaborating with San Diego Center for the Blind). Katz will hit the greens with blind golf champ and San Diego State University student Jeremy Poincenot (pictured supporting Katz), who's lost much of his vision to rapidly progressing Leber's Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. "This project will help the sighted better relate to the visually impaired," says Poincenot. "And how can I pass up a round of golf?"