“Even putting on a full outfit, I couldn’t see my shoes.”

Demi Lovato is opening up about the aftermath of her near-fatal drug overdose in 2018 — and in a new interview with People, she got candid about the partial blindness she now lives with, explaining how it impacts her daily life.

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“The physical implications of what had happened were really difficult to adjust to,” she told People. “As simple as tweezing your eyebrows, I had to figure out how to look higher so that I could see because my blind spots were in the main focal point of my vision.”

“Even putting on a full outfit, I couldn’t see my shoes. I’d have to ask somebody else, ‘Do these shoes go with it?'”

But Demi says she’s trying to face these new challenges with patience and a “great sense of humor.”

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“I find that it’s important to laugh when you can. When I did do things like spill drinks that I was pouring on Thanksgiving with my family and it spilled everywhere, we kind of laughed about it a little because you have to. It’s incredible how the human body just adapts.”

“I didn’t ever have a period of time where I thought, ‘Oh my God, my vision might be gone forever,’ [or] go into this panic attack. We just have to adapt, and that’s how I did move forward with it.”

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In a previous interview, Demi revealed that her vision loss had forced her to stop driving and made reading difficult:

I don’t drive a car, because I have blind spots on my vision. And I also for a long time had a really hard time reading. It was a big deal when I was able to read out of a book, which was like two months later because my vision was so blurry.

Demi suffered a heart attack and three strokes following her overdose, and she continues to face a number of health challenges beyond vision loss, including brain damage, hearing loss, and tinnitus.

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“It’s incredible how the human body just adapts to new disabilities,” she said.

You can read more of Demi’s interview in People.

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