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Your Precious Sight: An Optometrist's Most Memorable Cases

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2019 IAN Book of the Year Awards, Finalist: Self-Help

2019 BIBA™ Literary Award, Winners: Non-Fiction-Health


Are you petrified by the thought of permanently living in COMPLETE DARKNESS?

Did you know that the only way to detect insidious eye diseases in the early stage, a crucial step in preventing the loss of eyesight, is through a regular comprehensive eye exam?

YOUR PRECIOUS
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Kindle Edition, 219 pages
Published June 29th 2019 by Amazon Digital Services LLC
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Fiza Pathan
Oct 13, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This was a very interesting, informative & lively read. I am a big fan of everything related to medicine, biology, the sense organs etc., so when I picked Dr. Eichin Chang - Lim's book to read, it was obvious I did so because I wanted to know more about the life of an eye specialist. I am glad I read this book. I'm glad I picked it up to read & if you want to learn more about the various diseases that plague a human being's eyes then this is the book for you. Be it Cataract, dry eye syndrome, re ...more
Anna Casament Arrigo
May 29, 2020 rated it it was amazing
I had read Love Lock and loved it! Obviously, this is not that type of read. But, Ms. Chang-Lin’s writing is absolutely wonderful! Most people don’t truly pay much attention to their physical health and sometimes even ignore symptoms that indicate there may something going awry. I believe this to be most true when we ignore the eyes. My mom had macular degeneration as I do now. I wasn’t aware until after I began noticing white rings around my irises. My son suffered vision loss in his right eye ...more
Yvette Calleiro
Oct 11, 2020 rated it really liked it
Dr. Chang-Lim educates her readers about various issues related to the eye through medical information and anecdotes. The personal stories she shares helps the reader to make sense of the medical lingo. It also shows her compassionate and human side during these experiences.

I could relate to many of the conditions she shared through my own personal experiences and those of my friends and family. I enjoyed learning more about why certain conditions occur and how they should be treated. It also b
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Viga Boland
Aug 11, 2019 rated it it was amazing
When we’re young and feeling invincible, unless we have cause, we don’t give a lot of thought to our health, let alone our eyes. That all changes as we age and begin to notice we aren’t seeing as clearly as we once did, or we need stronger glasses, or one eye seems blurrier than the other etc etc.

That’s what makes a book like Your Precious Sight by Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim a “must read”. Quite frankly, waiting until we have a reason to read it might just be too late. Dr. Chang-Lin’s book is not onl
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Ken Stark
Aug 23, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Your Precious Sight by Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim is a thoroughly comprehensive 'look' at the human eye. But fear not, this is not a text book. Dr. Chang-Lim has some serious writing chops as an award-winning fiction author, and she uses every bit of that talent along with case studies and personal anecdotes from her years as an eye doctor to make every word of it both highly informative and entertaining. Each chapter reads like a friendly chat over tea as the good doctor recounts a patient or two sh ...more
Billy Buttons
Apr 07, 2020 rated it really liked it
This book was entered in The Wishing Shelf Book Awards. This is what our readers thought:
Title: Your Precious Sight: An Optometrist's Most Memorable Cases
Author: Eichin Chang-Lim

Star Rating: 4 Stars
Number of Readers: 17
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Editing: 8/10
Writing Style: 7/10
Content: 8/10
Cover: 7/10
Of the 17 readers:
13 would read another book by this author.
13 thought the cover was good or excellent.
17 felt it was easy to follow.
13 would recommend this book to another reader to try.
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Stuart Kenyon
Jul 01, 2019 rated it it was amazing

Like many people, I have poor eyesight. Also like many people, I take my vision for granted. When it gets worse, I get stronger glasses, but that aside, I rarely think about two of the most important organs in my body. Not until I read YOUR PRECIOUS SIGHT, at least.

As Dr Chang-Lim says, our eyes are our window to the world. Our whole existence is inextricably linked to the images relayed; without them, our experience of life would be almost alien to us. Yet how many of us take as much care of ou
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Karen Ingalls
Nov 05, 2019 rated it it was amazing
This is a well-written book about eyesight. Dr. Chang-Lin describes various eye diseases and disorders while incorporating stories of her patients. I was particularly interested in her chapter about macular degeneration since I am in the early stages of this disease. I also appreciated how the author provided basic steps for good eye care. This is a book everyone should read.
John Dolan
Jul 06, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Before I read ‘Your Precious Sight’ by Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim, I knew her primarily as a novelist, so I was intrigued to see her first foray into non-fiction. In short, it’s a success. Written in a chatty and accessible style, the author relates a number of actual cases she has been involved with during her years as an optometrist. I must say, her humanity and interest in people shine through the stories. It is a book you can dip in and out of, and each chapter has a learning summary at the end of ...more
David Padilla
Aug 24, 2019 rated it it was amazing
What an incredible book! It's so informational! But what I loved about it was Eichin's heart in her profession! She's so human to her patients! And the stories are outstanding! I got baffled because there were many things I didn't know, such as the fact that contact lenses are not to be taken as lightly as buying sunglasses off the counter! She uses simple language we can all understand, and the book is full of links to find out more about different issues she names! I am so happy I bought and r ...more
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Dr. Eichin Chang-Lim is a semiretired optometrist, a multi-award-winning author, a wife, and a mother to 2 children. She and her husband had a private optometry practice in Los Angeles. They live in Orange County, California.

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