Resources to Assist the Sight Impaired
Downloadable Tools and Tips:
Assistive Products for Those with Vision Impairment: There are many innovative and useful specialty products for people who have low vision. These products can enhance a person’s independence.
Home Modifications for Persons with Vision Impairments: Basic principles to keep in mind when considering home modifications for persons with vision impairments, such as reducing clutter, improving lighting, and utilizing color and contrast.
Lighting Considerations for Persons with Low Vision: Information on the
various types of lighting and some tips on how to use lighting, so that activities for one with low vision are enhanced
Tips for Coping with Vision Loss
An informative article from All About Vision provides useful information and advice for dealing with age-related vision loss.
Low Vision Aids
Useful article provided by Caring.com offers advice on how to help older adults identify aids and tools for dealing with low vision on a daily basis.
Lighthouse International’s VisionConnection provides information and the option to view comparative simulations of some of the most common vision conditions.
Age-Related Macular Degeneration
The National Eye Institute offers a wealth of information to help patients and their families learn about age-related macular degeneration.
The Glaucoma Research Foundation provides all sorts of helpful information about glaucoma, including an overview of the disease, risk factors, tests, and other useful facts.
This comprehensive overview of the symptoms, causes and treatments of cataracts is available courtesy of the Mayo Clinic.
The American Optometric Association outlines detailed information about the causes, diagnosis, and treatment of diabetic retinopathy.
Caregiver Tips for People with Low Vision
Downloadable form offers 10 helpful tips for those who care for people with low vision, courtesy of the owner of Magnifiers and More.
Self Help for Vision Loss
VisionAware.org is a self-help resource center for vision loss Web site that provides free, practical, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers and related professionals.
WebMD article about common myths about your eyes and vision.