Our bodies are quite complex; in fact, several things can go wrong while we are developing in our mothers’ wombs or growing up.
A simple genetic mutation can occur resulting in a complication that we may have to live with for our entire lives.
And one of these conditions that can cause visual impairment is the Optic Nerve Hypoplasia (ONH).
The ONH is one of the overlooked developmental anomalies caused by underdeveloped optic nerves.
Unfortunately, folks with this condition have nystagmus (abnormal eye movement), with their vision ranging between great functional vision and full vision in only a single eye.
The ONH accounts for between 15% and 25% of kids with vision impairment.
The ONH may not be that common, but it has affected a number of celebrities. These celebrities have inspired other folks with various conditions including the ONH.
Some of the celebrities that are outspoken about this condition include:
1. Christopher Nolan
If you have watched the “Interstellar” “The Dark Knight Trilogy,” and the “Inception” then you have heard of Christopher Nolan.
Christopher is one of the celebrities with ONH that have spoken of visual impairment.
Despite having this issue since birth, Nolan has managed to achieve success in the industry.
Christopher’s films have grossed over $6 billion, making him the most successful directors of the 21st century.
2. Heather Langenkamp
Another celebrity who has shared their journey with this visual impairment condition is Heather.
Heather has acted in several movie genres, including horror movies. On top of that, Heather has always advocated for folks with visual impairments.
Langemkamp has always spoken about her experience with this condition.
3. Stevland Morris AKA Stevie Wonder
There is no bigger celebrity in our list than Stevie Wonder, the popular song writer and producer.
Stevie’s use of electronic musical instruments and synthesizers in the 1970s reshaped contemporary R&B.
He is believed to have become blind shortly after being born, but he didn’t let his condition stop him.
By age 11, he had been signed to Tamia label and named Little Stevie Wonder.
He has managed to win numerous awards and touch hundreds of millions of hearts with his inspiring lyrics and soulful voice.
Even though he hasn’t talked about it in public, his visual impairment is believed to have been caused by Optic Nerve Hypoplasia.
4. Andrea Bocelli
Bocelli is a popular Italian tenor who has inspired the world with his unique talent.
Andrea became a world icon in 1994 after winning in the 44th Sanremo Music Festival in the Newcomer Section.
Like Stevie Wonder, Andrea has been blind since he was young.
Bocelli is the most successful and beloved classical crossover musician of all time.
His ability to connect with his listeners on an emotional level and incredible voice made him a global sensation.
Most folks with disabilities have let their conditions dictate their lives, but that’s not the case with the above celebrities.
They have managed to succeed while dealing with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia.
Celebrities like Andrea Bocelli and Stevie Wonder have been an inspiration to millions.
On top of that, these celebrities has openly spoken about Optic Nerve Hypoplasia.