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How to Use Color and Contrast to Maximize Your Vision
May 27, 2022

How to Use Color and Contrast to Maximize Your Vision

Many people who have vision loss due to macular degeneration often spend their energy seeking the latest treatment and/or clinical trial to treat their retinal condition and to enhance their vision. While these endeavors are noble and can be helpful, it is also important to realize that there is another avenue to maximize one's usable vision. This other strategy is very simple, doesn't cost much and is quite effective.

It's using color and contrast in ways that will make objects "pop" and become visible rather than fade away.

Colored, Not Clear Glasses

It wasn't unusual for my father-in-law who had wet macular degeneration to knock over his drinking glass. Because it was made of clear glass and filled with clear water, the glass became "invisible" to him.

By simply replacing the clear water glass with colored plastic glasses he was able to see them on the white countertop.

There were less mishaps and less spills in the kitchen. Likewise the use of a white cup for his coffee made it easy for him to see on their dark stained kitchen table. Find out other ways that color and contrast can make your usable vision more "usable."

More Tips on How to Maximize Your Vision with Contrast and Color

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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