• Avoid low-level objects like coffee tables, or try one with rounded edges
• Keep cords tucked away
• Remove rugs or secure them with double-sided tape
• Choose furniture that contrasts with your floor, and has solid colours rather than patterns
• Use bright tape to define sharp edges
• Try fluorescent sticky notes and labels for identifying files
• Store and return frequently used items like remotes, keys or mobile phones in the same location
• Arrange your furniture to allow for one metre wide paths around your room
• Use flexible-necked lamps for reading or other tasks, as well as bright overhead lights
• Reduce glare with adjustable curtains or blinds, and position your TV away from windows and bright lights
• Install low-vision software on your computer to magnify text, adjust contrast, and incorporate text-to-speech
• Use a large-button keyboard and an oversize monitor
• Consider a smart home device with voice activation
• Keep magnifying glasses handy for reading or watching TV
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.