We always knew one of our favorite reality TV moms, Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s Mama June, had trouble seeing, but it totally surprised us to find out that she is legally blind.

Her blindness is the result of cataracts June suffered from as a child that, due to poor treatment, damaged her vision forever, according to Us Weekly. This means she can’t drive a car, among other daily activities that most people take for granted. Good thing she found Sugar Bear, who never seems to mind driving the family around in his truck!

Since she and the rest of the Shannon family shot to fame after Here Comes Honey Boo Boo’s success, Mama June’s lost weight and dyed her hair bombshell blonde, so wouldn’t it make sense for her to take the opportunity to fix her eyesight, too? Maybe not. Unfortunately, June’s damage is so serious that even surgery wouldn’t help.

She can't have surgery because they believe it could do more harm than good,” said a TLC rep. “The damages are that bad."

Poor Mama June! Luckily she’s got Alana as her right-hand woman — with her young eyes (and knack for comedic storytelling), her poor vision will never keep her from missing a beat.

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Source: Us Weekly