Information on Senior Sight Impairment

 

 

 

People experiencing reduced vision usually struggle with some of the normal day-to-day activities. For those with age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, or diabetic retinopathy, learning about resources and ways to maintain independence and safety at home can help reduce the possibility of injury or depression.

Continuum’s caregivers are trained in gently encouraging and providing specialized home care in St. Charles MO, as well as St. Louis, for those with vision loss. View the informative vision loss resources below and contact Continuum for a free in-home assessment.

Downloadable Tools and Tips:
Click the links to view or right click to print or save to your computer.

Web Resources:
Click the links below to access resource websites to find out more about assisting the sight impaired.

Eye Disorder Simulator
The National Eye Institute provides a simulator that allows you to view “through the eyes of” a person with some of the most common vision conditions.

Videos on Adaptations to Assist the Sight Impaired
The American Federation of the Blind provides these excellent videos containing tips to assist the sight impaired:
Home adaptations
Cooking and meals

Recognize Common Eye Conditions – Pictures
MedicineNet provides this informative pictorial slideshow on common eye conditions.

Self Help for Vision Loss
VisionAware.org is a self-help resource center for vision loss website 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.

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