• Arrange furniture so there’s a clear, wide path with access to everything
• Remove rugs or secure them with double sided tape
• Wear non-skid slippers
• Incorporate contrast when choosing bedspreads and sheets
• Apply high-contrast tape to blind pulls, drawer handles, and the edges of light switches and power points
• Incorporate solid, bright colours like red or yellow which are easier to see
• Use drawer dividers to make things easier to find
• Store accessories and jewellery in clearly labelled plastic bags
• Organise your clothes by outfit, colour, or type of garment
• Control glare with blinds, shades or curtains
• Use a reading light, either on the bedside table or clipped to your headboard
• Keep a torch next to your bed for when you need to get up in the night
• Get a talking clock, or one with a large display
• Put a large button telephone on your bedside table in case of emergency
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.