Home improvements can help people with impaired vision live more independently. In today’s post, your local eye doctor from Guilford Eye Center shares home improvement tips for adults experiencing age-related eye conditions.
Clashing colors makes it easier to see objects. For example, dark-colored furniture will stand out against light-painted walls. Apply color contrast around the house to help people with vision loss see and find objects with ease.
For safety, attach bright-colored tape along the edge of every step of the stairs. The colors of the doors should contrast with the wall. When cutting light-colored meat, use a dark chopping board.
Consistently have items returned to the same place, and get rid of things that aren’t needed and used. Store important items like keys, remote controls and eyeglasses in a separate organizer. Attach colored rings to the keys to differentiate their use.
ce labels on similar-looking objects like medication bottles, canned food and clothing. Talking labels are very useful when it comes to reaching for the right medication. You can record your voice on a magnetic card that is later attached to the pill container. Once the card is placed to the reader, the recording is played out loud.
Fluorescent lighting is recommended as it doesn’t cast shadows. Enough lighting for the entire house is important to ensure safety. Nightlights can help those with vision loss navigate through the dark. A gooseneck lamp is useful when doing a task as it increases the contrast between objects.
Glare can disrupt the vision, so make sure that the windows have shades or mini-blinds to adjust the lighting throughout the day. Place the television where the light doesn’t hit it. Using tablecloths can help reduce glare from tabletops.
Visit an eye specialist for an eye exam if you’re experiencing vision problems for early detection and treatment. At Guilford Eye Center, we can take care of all your eye care needs. Call us at (336) 387-6777, or fill out our online form. We assist patients in Greensboro, NC.