Ask for a large print or braille menu in a restaurant.
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.
To help protect your eyes: Put your sunglasses/filters on before going out the door, and keep them on until after you walk back through the door!
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.
Remember that you are not alone.
Develop a system for locating food items in the pantry and fridge.
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".
MagLight+ is an app for iphones (iOS 7.0 or later) that provides a magnifying flashlight capability. It may be helpful when reading a menu in a restaurant, reading a food label in a grocery store, etc.
Use oven mitts to remove an item from an oven rather than using a pot holder.
Label cooking spices and store them in a location where you can find them with ease.
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