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• Line the edges of stairs with bright tape
• Keep furniture to a minimum so you have a clear path
• Install handrails on both sides of your staircases to help you keep your balance
• Use high-contrast light switch plates so they’re easy to spot
• Paint your handrails, stairs or walls with high-contrast paint as an important safety cue
• Eliminate clutter like loose umbrellas and shoes
• Store frequently used items together in the same place
• Use automatic nightlights where possible and keep a torch in a handy spot
• Make sure your hallways and staircases have plenty of bright overhead light
• Install magnetic door stops to help keep hallways and staircases open
• Use motion-sensing stair lights that automatically turn on when you reach a certain stair
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.