Consider getting a guidedog to help get around your home, neighborhood, and take trips.
Make sure you have enough lighting to brighten work surfaces in your garage, sewing room or other areas where you need to see fine details.
Switch to large print books and newspapers.
When walking with a consumer with vision loss, offer your arm for the person to hold onto. Walk about 1/2 step ahead of the person so that you can avoid objects in the pathway. This assistance is called "sighted guide".
To increase contrast while reading: Position a task lamp on the material you are reading--not over your shoulder. Try not to twist your body to get under the lamp, but use a gooseneck or swing-arm lamp that can bend to you!
Seniors make sure you have regular eye exams that include critical tests for older eyes.
Remember that you are not alone.
Put special dots or Braille on ovens and microwaves.
Find new solutions to everyday situations.
Use clear, verbal descriptions when giving directions and offer a tour of the facility, including how to find restrooms, to newcomers. Point out landmarks they can use to get around easily.
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