Visual Aids For Macular Degeneration

Visual Aids For Macular Degeneration

Macular degeneration does not have any cure. The only treatment possible is to prevent further degeneration. For more comfort in handling every-day activities, may tools and gadgets have been made available such as books in bold print for easier reading, measuring cups with contrasting colors for continuing baking , lights and magnifiers for watching movies and reading.

Magnifiers are available in many varieties and styles like pocket magnifiers, reading magnifiers, electronic magnifiers and floor lamp magnifiers. One should choose magnifier of the correct power for maximum benefit. This is regarded as a useful aid for people suffering from macular degeneration.

Correct and adequate lighting aids in better vision. One would need more and brighter light in and around the house for comfort. ‘Ott light’ gives lighting for better vision by enhancing the contrast, improving the clarity and reducing the glare.

Books with print in size 16 font are preferable since it is easy to read without strain. The letters should be in bold since they contrast well on a white page.

Computers can be used easily by people with macular degeneration since it is easy to enlarge prints, increase the contrast and reduce any glare. Information without strain will then be available on fingertips by surfing the internet.

Low Vision CCTVs allows for easier vision without strain. Many CCTVs have mirrors for better magnification.

Phones with larger buttons or those which will display images of people on the press of a button can be used.

Text speech converters can be used to have a book, newspaper or periodical read aloud to the individual.

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