Reduced vision, or low vision, from
glaucoma may make it difficult for you to work and
manage many of the activities of daily life. Learning to adapt to reduced
vision can make your life easier and safer.
- Accommodations for reduced vision in your
home can include changing lights and lighting, using contrast in objects you
use often and in structures such as door frames and light switches, labeling
and marking medications and food, and eliminating other potential
- Visual aids and adaptive technologies such as magnifying
lenses, video enlargement systems, large-print books and newspapers, and
adaptive appliances can help you work, communicate, and
- Counseling, rehabilitation, and training are available to
assist you in managing your household, cooking, shopping, personal grooming,
and other aspects of daily home and work life that can be challenging to a
person with reduced vision.
- Developing a personal support network
can help you maintain your quality of life and deal with the fear and anxiety
that can result from having a chronic illness.