Sharper Focus

Many people dream of seeing the world. Ask vision-challenged globetrotter Amy Bovaird, and she will settle for seeing it in a little sharper focus. Follow Amy--but not too closely--on adventures foreign and domestic as she recounts tales of trips and travel.

Tips for those with Low Vision

If you are a regular follower, you know that I’ve written a memoir about my mobility training and how God used  my one hundred percent blind mobility instructor  and training to change my outlook on my vision loss. If you are new to my blog, you might be interested in reading more about my book here. http://amybovaird.com/mobility-matters/

Along with my memoir, I’ve included a list of helpful hints for those with Low Vision.  Here are some general tips I’ve taken from my experience and research.

TIPS FOR THOSE

WITH LOW VISION

1. Slow down. Take a few extra minutes to assess your surroundings and avoid potential accidents.
2. Use consistent, strong (natural-type) lighting throughout your house. Use floor or table lamps with bendable fixtures to minimize glare. Otto-lite is a good brand.
3. Get honest. Tell others how they can help you.
4. Carry a small, rechargeable flashlight for dark areas and at night.
5. Have specific areas for frequently-used items, such as your keys, wallet, checkbook and purse.
6. Be pro-active with doctors, any changes in your vision and remain up-to-date on strides in medical advances.
7. Keep a positive outlook and a sense of humor about your life!

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This is also a  helpful link with tips by a Low Vision specialist.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fB1nHFTtAgo

You’ve read “Helpful Tips for those with Low Vision” © Copyright Amy L. Bovaird, April 2014.  Do you know someone with low vision? If you have additional tips that would help, I’d love it if you’d share them in the Comments below. If you found this post and / or something in the video valuable, please LIKE it and SHARE it with your friends.

5 Responses to “Tips for those with Low Vision”

  • Ana:

    Your positive attitude comes across in your post, Amy. Great that you share your tips with others who have low vision.

    • Amy:

      Thanks, Ana. =) I plan to make an e-book available with these and more when people sign up to receive my blog!

  • These are great tips- thanks for providing such great suggestions for people who would be looking for them :-)

    • Amy:

      Hi Emily,
      This is the start of my tips. I also will have tips for Friends and Loved Ones of those with vision loss. I think it’s helpful for everyone to be aware of the challenges and helps available because our world is a small place and we need to reach out to each other!
      Thanks,
      Amy

  • Ah now Amy, this is a great topic to expand. I couldn’t agree more on these tips, especially being in touch with a sense of humor when things go a little astray (like wearing odd colored shoes or walking on to wet cement) and training your friends and loved ones how best to assist you, in this way, you retain your independence AND can ask for help when you need it.
    Number one tip around the home is keep items in very specific places and read the riot act to anyone who dares move them! I look forward to reading more in your ebook – can’t wait to read the memoir!
    Talk soon on Skype, Maribel

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