What makes their accomplishments even more remarkable: Davis is dyslexic and lacks depth perception.
"When she was younger she would pretty much hug the boards because she had no depth perception," her mother, Cheryl, said. She also has trouble seeing with her right eye.
When Davis skates during warm-ups, she tends to stay close to the boards, away from the couples also warming up. “It’s pretty scary to not know how far away the other skaters are from you,” Cheryl said. “She depends on Charlie a lot for that. He protects her. She’s been with her for so many years he knows what she needs.”
When competing, Davis memorizes where the painted lines are on the ice so she can get her bearings. But there’s been times when she’s had to compete on ice without such markings.
Cheryl would like her daughter to share her story, but Meryl has resisted. She doesn’t want to talk about her vision problems or have judges and fans think it’s a factor when she’s on the ice."