Note from Amy: The torn retina Brents is referring to in this excerpt happened when he was 12 and suffered an orbital fracture at the hands of his father:
I went to the optomitrist today. Turns out I realy do Need New glasses. (Badly) My left eye is a little bit worse than it was 3 years ago. And my right is Superbad. Gone fishin! As they say.
She told me i have about ten years of eye sight in my Right eye. If I took care of it. The scar tissue from my torn Retina is pretty bad. I also have fireworks and floaters. Floaters are these little black whisps of smoky fluids that float through the inner eye. The fireworks are just that flashes of light in my eye.
Brent Brents 8-29-14