Belsarius was ordered to have his eyes put out, and was reduced to a homeless beggar.

Blind Belsarius

Belsarius was ordered to have his eyes put out, and was reduced to a homeless beggar.

Braille Alphabet

Braille Alphabet

Braille Alphabet

Apparatus for writting Braille

Braille Writing Tool

Apparatus for writting Braille

"The blind Handel being led to the organ." — Cooke, 1910

George Frederick Handel

"The blind Handel being led to the organ." — Cooke, 1910

"With crutches broke the cripple cannot go; / One that is close of sight doth pity the show; / The one that's lame, hath vision strong and clear, / He sees all dangers round, both far and near; / The one who's vision's dim, is hale and strong, / He carries the other with ease along: / By doing thus, an action, noble, kind, / Will to himself a greater blessing find."—Barber, 1857

He that Helps Another, Helps Himself

"With crutches broke the cripple cannot go; / One that is close of sight doth pity the show; / The one…

A woven bracelet with knots, most likely used to help the blind learn the alphabet.

Jewelry

A woven bracelet with knots, most likely used to help the blind learn the alphabet.

(1880- ) Helen Keller was deaf and blind at 18 months

Helen Keller

(1880- ) Helen Keller was deaf and blind at 18 months

Moon Alphabet for the blind

Moon Alphabet

Moon Alphabet for the blind

"A poor man here is asking for relief, / The full-fed, portly man appears quite deaf; / He's humbly pleading - see the poor creature; / The big man before him grows still deafer; / Alas! how passing strange does this appear, / None are so deaf as those that will not hear. / Of those whose vision's dim, where'er they be, / None are so blind as those who will not see."—Barber, 1857

None so Deaf as Those That Won't Hear

"A poor man here is asking for relief, / The full-fed, portly man appears quite deaf; / He's humbly…

Reynard the Fox and Isegrim the wolf fight each other. Reynard kicks dirt and sand up in Isegrim's eyes.

Reynard the Fox: Fighting the Wolf

Reynard the Fox and Isegrim the wolf fight each other. Reynard kicks dirt and sand up in Isegrim's eyes.

Screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window

Window Screen

Screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window

Screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window

Window Screen

Screen to keep insects from entering a building through the open window

"Then Tobias taking of the gall of the fish, anointed his father's eyes. And he stayed about half an hour: and a white skin began to come out of his eyes, like the skin of an egg. And Tobias took hold of it, and drew it from his eyes, and immediately he recovered his sight. And they glorified God, both he and his wife and all that knew them." Tobit 11:13-16 DRA
<p>Following the instructions of the angel Raphael, Tobias applies the gall of a fish to his father's eyes and his sight is restored.

Tobias Anoints His Father's Eyes with the Gall of the Fish

"Then Tobias taking of the gall of the fish, anointed his father's eyes. And he stayed about half an…