Being able to read and write with ease is something most of us simply take for granted.

But imagine what it would be like to look at a page of text and see distorted letters swirling before your eyes, or not seeing the difference between the letters “b” and “d."

Sounds pretty awful, doesn’t it?

This is a problem that affects 5-10 percent of the world’s population, making their lives more difficult each and every day.

Kent State graduate Sophia Philips knows that struggle all too well…

But Phillips and her mom pushed through, getting her a tutor, Lorie Josephson, who took the problem and found a solution.

She says it took a lot of hard work and dedication, but she did it and you can, too! Phillips currently lives in Orlando as a lights coordinator at Sea World.