Help Your Eyes to See Better

Fall 2006 CSANews Issue 61  |  Posted date : Jun 01, 2007.Back to list

Sometimes, having corrective glasses or contact lenses is not enough to combat low-vision problems. This eye condition occurs when it becomes increasingly difficult to see well enough to complete everyday tasks, such as reading, cooking, or even walking with confidence. Sufferers of low vision may also have difficulty in making out familiar faces, or recognizing and reading street signs. Often, the brightest lights  dont ever seem quite bright enough. Living with low vision is unpleasant, but some simple lifestyle adjustments can make a world of difference. For example:

  • Use special low-vision tools and aids, such as large-print reading material and audio tapes
  • Write with large, bold markers
  • Put coloured tape on the edge of your stairs
  • Use large-print telephones, clocks and watches
  • Install motion lights, as well as dark-coloured light switches (which can easily be seen against a lighter background)