Care recipient (cr) has low vision and needs more lighting in the home to see better

Try: Keep even levels of light both inside and outside the home to make it easier for the cr’s eyes to adapt from one space to another keep foyer well lit so that when the cr comes inside on a bright sunny day his her eyes will have an easier time adjusting to the change in light levels keep outdoor paths and walkways well lit at night light all stairs well particularly the top and bottom steps for interior stairs install a 3-way switch so the cr can turn the light on and off from either direction have a lamp with a flexible neck by a favorite chair for reading or close up work install dimmer switches or use 3-way bulbs for controlling the amount of light in the room use several fixtures to light a room to even light levels and minimize glare for general room lighting select lamps that provide light over a broad area

Materials: 3-way switch lamp with a flexible neck dimmer switches lamps that provide light over a broad area

Categories: Maintenance, Medical Physical, So-So Vision, Poor Vision

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References: Adapted from the internet website environmentalgeriatrics com household tips for people with low vision by rosemary bakker cornell university

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*This information is listed as a Tip and is not explicitly medically licensed

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