Hey I don't get on Newschoolers much, but my friend pointed this thread out to me. Hopefully I'm using it right but I'm pretty computer retarded so we'll see. I'm a 19 year old Vermonter attending Claremont McKenna College just outside of Los Angeles.
I also am also missing my right eye, and while that's annoying sometimes, it's definitely something that I am able to overcome pretty thoroughly. But I was lucky. I lost the eye when I was only 3, so I cannot remember anything from my two-eyed life, so I have had no trouble adjusting. It must be much harder for you to get used to because you were older, but at the same time, from what you've said, it feels like you've done a great job adjusting. Which is what counts. To be honest, having 1 eye is not even something that crosses my mind most days, and I live a pretty normal life, so I hope that you are able to do the same. Let your having one eye be a part of you, but never let that define you.
As for pointers about skiing... I'm not sure I can help too much. I suck at skiing.
But not from any issue that I've had with my eye. I'm bad because I've never been able (or willing, to be honest) to commit to it. I enjoy too many things to be able to commit to just one. I played 3 sports during high school, and as the captain of the baseball/basketball teams, I never really was able to put time into learning how to ski, and to be honest, I have more fun dicking around on the hill anyways, rather than worrying about being a stylish skier. I'm now pitching for my college baseball team, and having the time of my life in California.
I don't mean to say any of that to brag, but rather to let you know that you should never let your missing eye hold you back. That'd be silly.
If you wanna talk more personally, there's gotta be some way for you to send me your email address and I'll get back at you more privately.
P.S. I spent spent about 5 years after getting my surgery trying to convince my parents that it was a good idea to get me an all-black prosthesis with a red Red Sox "B" in the center. But they weren't really down to pay a few thousand for that. But it is an awesome idea, do it if you ever have the chance. I plan to sometime.