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Low-Vision Accommodations in Your Home

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Topic Overview

There are many things you can do to make living with low vision easier and safer. Low-vision rehabilitation specialists can give you detailed information and training on doing your household tasks and other activities that can be more challenging when you have reduced vision.

Use lighting

Use contrast

Contrast makes use of your eyes' ability to distinguish objects and their surroundings based on differences in brightness or color, rather than shape or location. If you have low vision, you may need more light to be able to distinguish objects with similar brightness or color (low contrast).

Label and mark

Avoid potential hazards

To find out what vision aids might be most helpful to you, see Using Low-Vision Aids at Home.


Credits for Low-Vision Accommodations in Your Home

Current as of: August 31, 2020

Author: Healthwise Staff
Medical Review: Kathleen Romito MD - Family Medicine
Adam Husney MD - Family Medicine
Christopher J. Rudnisky MD, MPH, FRCSC - Ophthalmology


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