Tips For Living Well with Low Vision

Glaucoma, a group of eye diseases that gradually reduces sight, often goes unnoticed for years, as damage to the optic nerve occurs. In fact, more than 2.7 million people in the United States have glaucoma. We’ve compiled the below tips to help support everyone in living well and independently despite any vision loss.

From time to time, 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore offers Orlando residents free glaucoma screening to encourage healthy vision and eye habits.
living well with low vision

Ideas for Home:

  1. Increase lighting – One of the simplest ways to boost your confidence at home is to increase lighting. Try using stronger light bulbs throughout your home.
  2. Add color contrast – Adding contrasting colors to your daily routine can help ease confusion too.
  3. Use nonskid decorative rugs – Whether in your bathroom or on any slippery surface, make sure that all rugs and mats are nonskid. Using items that contrast with floor colors can also help with visibility.

On-the-go Advice:

  1. Easy payment options – Having low vision doesn’t mean you need to give up financial independence. Banks can provide large-print checks to assist with payment for groceries or bills.
  2. Use smartphone technology – Assistive technologies have made great strides in the past few years. Use built-in zoom functions on your smartphone to increase the size of text or images for easier reading. Smartphone apps can also be used to convert your voice to text for easy entry in messages and e-mails.
  3. Carry a portable magnifier – If you know that you’ll be in a situation requiring a lot of reading, take a portable magnifier with you for easy enlargement of text.

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Come down to any 20/20 Eyeglass Superstore location with your family and make sure everyone has an eye exam with one of our independent in-house optometrists. Make it a priority to have your eyes examined every year so that you don’t run the risk of losing your sight to Glaucoma.
20/20 Eyeglass Superstore is a family owned company that has been serving the Orange City, Melbourne and Winter Park areas for many years.  We look forward to becoming your number one source for all your eye care and eye fashion needs.  You can also follow us on Facebook or Twitter to stay up to date on eye trends and eye health.

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