How To Cope With Vision LossLosing one's sight can be devastating. Particularly difficult can be the emotional toll, and adapting to activities of daily life, including getting around.
Here are some of the first steps you should take to cope with your vision loss:
- Learn more about your vision diagnosis and prognosis.
- Get therapeutic counseling, particularly for loneliness, helplessness, anxiety and depression.
- Understand the grieving process your loss of sight has initiated.
- Investigate assistive devices and training.
Here are some of the low-vision assistive devices to consider:
- Telescopic glasses
- Lenses that filter light
- Magnifying glasses
- Hand magnifiers
- Closed-circuit television
- Reading prism
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