Many people who become visually impaired or blind experience a time of grieving; this is natural but it need not persist. With help towards re-adjustment it is possible to continue one’s life and enjoy pastimes and hobbies, new and old.
From a practical point of view, a few simple changes may be all that’s required. For example, making sure that things are kept in a certain place and returned there after use, or making sure there is ample light, avoiding glare and using colour and textural contrast. On occasions, magnifying or telescopic lenses can be helpful and perhaps other more specialised equipment such as liquid level indicators, talking telephones or other devices may be appropriate.
Click here to download our Equipment Guide which gives more information about the aids that are available.
Visually impaired people will continue to benefit as technology advances and becomes more user friendly, enabling everyone to keep in touch, stay informed and cope with the increasing demands of life.
Ultimately, although visual impairment and blindness are serious, life changing conditions, with the right help and support, and a willingness to accept a challenge, the feelings of loss and its implications can be overcome. People with visual impairment can continue to enjoy an independent and fulfilling lifestyle.
Helping hands for the blind is an independent, local charity specifically dedicated to helping such people achieve this goal, so please feel free to contact us if you would like any advice and support.
Please contact us on 01256 463966 to arrange an appointment at our support office, or to speak with somebody for advice on the telephone. Our opening hours are 10am – 1pm, Monday – Friday
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