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Living with Low Vision: Tips for Maximizing Your Independence
March 30, 2023

Living with Low Vision: Tips for Maximizing Your Independence

Living with low vision that comes with advancing macular degeneration takes some adjusting. However there are many tips and tricks one can use to maximize one's independence and to simplify the tasks of daily living.

Use the Sense of Touch

For example Hadley a non-profit organization that provides practical help free of charge to anyone with a visual impairment offers some practical tips to help one navigate a table when eating out at a restaurant or at a friend or family member's home.

"The key to exploring unfamiliar table settings is to go low and slow. This approach avoids knocking things over as we figure out what is where. Moving low means hovering our hands just above the table itself to explore. That way we'll come into contact with the base of a water glass, for instance instead of the rim."

Use Pre-Packaged Goods

No more over filling or spilling dish or laundry detergent with pre-packaged packets. Pre-measured packaged goods come in a variety of items that can help simplify your daily living from coffee pods, to creamers, to oatmeal cups.

Get more tips on how to live well with macular degeneration in the kitchen, the bathroom or at someone else's home.
Living Well with Macular Degeneration>

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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