Everyone meets challenges in life differently. The impact that low vision has on quality of life has a direct consequence on the amount of assistance required.
When first diagnosed with low vision, some of the challenges can include:
- Working through decisions regarding current employment, future plans and lifestyle
- Working out what advice is needed and seeking the right assistance
- Working through the critical issues in a calm and supportive environment
- Staying engaged with social and recreational networks
- Maintaining confidence in the ability to continue doing everyday activities
- Maintaining feelings of autonomy and independence
- Learning new skills and using adaptive technology in a variety of ways
- No longer being able to drive and having to find new forms of transport
- Re-organising the home by adapting an old environment to a new set of needs.
Services and support
are available for people with low vision that are primarily aimed at helping maintain quality of life and independence.
The help of family, friends and carers can also help people with low vision to maintain their quality of life and independence.