Audrey Demmitt, R.N.
Audrey Demmitt is a wife, mother of three wonderful adult children, and a registered nurse. At age 25, she was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa. She worked for 30 years as a nurse with her visual impairment. She has worked as an Adjustment to Blindness Counselor and Diabetic Educator for Vision Rehabilitation Services of Georgia. She is a long-time follower of AFB and VisionAware, both as a consumer and as a professional. She is also a CareerConnect Mentor.
Audrey resides in Peachtree City, Georgia, with her husband Kevin of 29 years; her beautiful guide dog, Sophie; and her persnickety pug, Lucy. She enjoys traveling, hiking, reading, writing, and crafting. Life with a visual impairment has taught her to never underestimate herself, reframe the seemingly negative events in life, always look for new opportunities, and envision the possibilities. Life is “in-session,” and she is busy living it.
National Eye Institute Healthy Vision Month Ambassador
Audrey was named Healthy Vision Month Ambassador for May, 2017. Her message: “My message is always “Take time to care for your eyes. Prevention through healthy living is key. Stay on top of vision problems and see an eye care professional regularly.”