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Adapting your home for low vision

Easy room-by-room suggestions to help you maintain your independence

You should feel comfortable and in control at home. That’s why it’s important to understand the 5 key principles of adapting your space for life with wet AMD.



Improve visibility and remove hazards


Contrast and colour

Use bold colours and lots of contrast 



Reduce clutter, use bold labelling and put things back in their place



Switch to brighter lighting and more of it

low vision

Low-vision tools

Use coloured tape, egg cartons and sticky notes

You can use these principles to adapt each room in your house for living with wet AMD. Click the buttons below for a detailed guide to adapting each room, or download your full room-by-room guide here.

Find out more

For more information and resources on AMD,
you can visit:

The Macular Disease Foundation Australia (MDFA) and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Pty Ltd are working together on the common goal to raise awareness of age-related macular degeneration in the community and to provide support for the patients and their caregivers. See What’s Next is a disease information website developed by Novartis. By supporting this initiative, the MDFA is not endorsing any specific treatment or therapy.

AMD: age-related macular degeneration.

References: 1. Optometry Australia. 2019 Clinical Practice Guide for the diagnosis, treatment and management of Age-Related Macular Degeneration. 2. Macular Disease Foundation Australia. The Journey to See: A Model for Success.