Household Tips for Low Vision

Household Tips for Low Vision

Living with low vision presents unique challenges, but with the right strategies and adaptations, it's possible to maintain independence and quality of life in various areas of the home. Here are some household tips for different aspects of daily living:

Household Tips for Low Vision


  1. Use high-contrast cutting boards and utensils to make food preparation easier to see.

  2. Label spice jars and food containers with large, high-contrast labels for easy identification.

  3. Invest in kitchen appliances with tactile controls or large buttons for easier operation.

  4. Consider using adaptive kitchen gadgets like talking timers and liquid level indicators.

  5. Organize kitchen items in a consistent and accessible manner to minimize confusion.


  1. Opt for dishes with high color contrast to help distinguish food from the plate.

  2. Use non-slip placemats or trays to prevent dishes from sliding while eating.

  3. Consider using utensils with built-up handles or adaptive grips for better control.

  4. Use a high-contrast tablecloth or place setting to make it easier to locate items on the table.

Recreation Activities:

  1. Explore low vision-friendly hobbies such as listening to audiobooks, knitting with large needles and high-contrast yarn, or gardening with raised beds and adaptive tools.

  2. Participate in adaptive sports and recreational activities designed for individuals with low vision, such as goalball or blind bowling.

  3. Utilize magnification devices or large-print materials for reading and engaging in leisure activities.


  1. Install grab bars and handrails in key locations to provide support and stability.

  2. Use non-slip mats or adhesive strips in the bathtub or shower to reduce the risk of slipping.

  3. Consider installing a shower seat or bench for added comfort and safety during bathing.

  4. Use tactile markers or high-contrast labels to distinguish between different toiletry items.


  1. Install handrails on both sides of the staircase for added support and guidance.

  2. Ensure that staircases are well-lit with bright, even lighting to improve visibility.

  3. Mark the edge of each step with high-contrast tape or paint to make them easier to see.

  4. Consider installing a stairlift or elevator for added accessibility if navigating stairs becomes challenging.

​​​​​​​If you suffer from low vision, Dr. Cursaro can help you regain your vision and hope. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and explore your options for vision rehabilitation and support.

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