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Color and Contrast Provides Clarity
October 24, 2018

Color and Contrast Provides Clarity

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. I

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

Colored, Not Clear Glasses or Plates

It wasn't unusual for my father-in-law who has 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 glass with a dark blue drinking glass he is now able to see it on the white countertop. There are less mishaps in the kitchen. Likewise the use of a white cup for his coffee is 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:"

Living Well and Independently with Macular Degeneration

Leslie Degner, RN, BSN

Better Health for Better Vision

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