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Stay Safe At Home Despite Your Low Vision

February 28, 2024

Low vision is the loss of sight that is not correctible with prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses or surgery. Vision loss makes being out and about in public challenging and somewhat stressful. But the privacy of your home is your “safe space,” especially if it’s organized and laid out for easy navigation. You just need to know how to arrange it that way.

The office of Retina and Uveitis Center is at the forefront of advances in eye care. We offer outstanding solutions to improve the feel and function of your eyes. Whether you need a routine exam, a particular procedure, a diagnosis or in-depth treatment, you’ll find our staff to be highly skilled and personable. We’ll help you make informed decisions about the care that’s best for you.

Benefit from an organized home environment by taking these suggestions.

Clear out the clutter. Get rid of things that litter your floors, counters and tabletops. You’ll cut down on tripping hazards and be able to locate things quickly. 

Arrange your possessions by the frequency of their use. Put the coffeemaker you use every day within easy and obvious reach, and stash a rarely-used electric can opener in a cabinet. 

Give similar objects a designated location. Put all of the device chargers for your smartphone, cordless landline extensions, powered toothbrushes, etc., on a specific table or counter. Place all cleaning supplies in a bin. 

Separate your paperwork. Bills, bank statements, mail and important legal documents can turn into a frustrating jumble. Use a file cabinet or some other precise system to keep it all categorized. 

Make your home a safety zone. Install handrails on each staircase, and lay vivid, light-reflecting tape on each step. Bathrooms are wet and slippery. Mount grab bars—ones held in place with screws, not suction—in the shower and bathtub, and next to the commode. 

Light the way. The brighter, the better. Place lamps and overhead lights wherever the quality of light is medium or low. 

Eliminate area rugs. They’re notorious tripping hazards for anyone and everyone. 

The office of Retina and Uveitis Center will examine your eyes and provide you with excellent treatment—the kind of exceptional attention for which we’re known. We love building strong and longtime relationships with our patients, and we look forward to meeting you and discussing how we can keep your eyes healthy throughout your life. Call us today for an appointment!

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