Terry McCargo (57) is a detective and captain for the Department of Defense police. As a family man, he has developed many family traditions that they cherish like giving a rose to his daughter every Friday. He maintains an active lifestyle and enjoys playing sports. Recently, Terry has been limited due to low vision.
In 2014, Terry suffered a mild heart attack that later required open heart surgery. One of the side effects of the procedure was low vision. To treat his condition, he underwent 15 months of eye injections every 30 days which yielded limited improvement. In March 2016, Terry underwent cataract surgery which took the blurriness out of his eyes but still left him struggling with his vision.
Terry’s low vision has affected many different aspects of his life. He is unable to drive and needs assistance doing other daily activities. While he has been able to continue to work, he has been limited on what he can do which has caused some financial hardships. On December 5, 2017, Terry visited Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia for specialized glasses. Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia is dedicated to providing devices to assist those with low vision by giving them back the gift of sight. During his visit, Terry underwent exams and tested various eye glasses which immediately resulted in drastic improvement.
“Before I went, I was told by two other doctors that I would have to get used to living with low vision,” said Terry. “After two years of not being able to see clearly, they introduced me to special eyeglasses that got my vision back to 20/20.”
Not covered by insurance, Terry hopes to raise $20,000 through RedBasket.org to offset the cost of the telescopic and microscopic eyewear. “The two sets of glasses that I need will help with computer work and also get me back to driving which I had not done in two years,” Terry said. By making a tax-deductible donation, you can help revitalize Terry’s vision. Donate and share his story today!