Many people who become visually impaired 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 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.
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.
Find out more about the information and services we offer below:
Please call OAB’s helpline on 01865 725595 to arrange an appointment at Bradbury Lodge or to speak with somebody for advice. Our opening hours are 10am – 3pm, Monday to Friday.