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Assisting the Sight Impaired

People experiencing reduced vision usually struggle with some of the normal day-to-day activities. For those with age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataract, or diabetic retinopathy, learning about resources and ways to maintain independence and safety at home can help reduce the possibility of injury or depression.

Assisting Angel’s caregivers are trained in gently encouraging and providing specialized care in the Boise area for those with vision loss. View the informative vision loss resources below and contact Assisting Angels for a free in-home assessment.

Web Resources:
Click the links below to access resource websites to find out more about assisting the sight impaired.

Eye Disorder Simulator
WebAIM.org provides a simulator that allows you to view a video of your choice “through the eyes of” a person with some of the most common vision conditions.

Videos on Adaptations to Assist the Sight Impaired
The American Federation of the Blind provides these excellent videos containing tips to assist the sight impaired:
Home adaptations
Cooking and meals

Caregiver Tips for People with Low Vision
Downloadable form offers 10 helpful tips for those who care for people with low vision, courtesy of Cornell University.

Recognize Common Eye Conditions – Pictures
MedicineNet provides this informative pictorial slideshow on common eye conditions.

Self Help for Vision Loss
VisionAware.org is a self-help resource center for vision loss website that provides free, practical, hands-on information to enhance quality of life and independence for adults with vision loss, their families and friends, caregivers and related professionals.