Living well with macular degeneration is about maintaining and increasing quality of life and independence. People with vision loss need to regain a sense of control, to continue to confidently and independently undertake as many regular activities in their daily life as possible.
Low vision aids are devices that help a person with a visual disability function to the best of their ability. These devices can range from simple daily living aids like large button phones, through to high powered spectacles, optical aids (e.g. magnifiers) or electronic aids (e.g. CCTVs).
It is far easier to learn to use low vision aids such as magnifiers and Electronic Magnifying Units (CCTVs) while vision is still reasonably good and is important to ensure you receive the appropriate training to master the use of any new piece of equipment.
Low vision rehabilitation is an ongoing process and your needs may change over time, perhaps because of a new hobby or because vision has deteriorated.
Find a low vision service provider here or call Macular Disease Foundation Australia on 1800 111 709.
1 May 2014