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Living with sight problems

Changes to vision – whether they’re temporary or longer lasting – can have a major impact on your life.

They can affect almost all aspects of daily life, including work, driving and leisure activities such as reading or watching TV. You may find it’s harder to do the things you normally do, or you may have to ask someone else to help you.

However your vision is affected, there are usually things you can do to make it easier for you to carry out your normal activities.

These range from simple things like using overhead lights rather than lamps to make your home brighter, to gadgets that can help you around the home and at work.

Contact the RNIB or the Disabled Living Foundation for more information and to find out about the range of equipment you can use to make the most of your sight.

Many of these items, as well as other practical suggestions for managing around the home, are available through social care services following an assessment by an occupational therapist.

> Read more about social care assessments

Managing sight problems

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