Age-related macular degeneration is one of the leading causes of low vision.
Other common contributors include diabetic eye disease, glaucoma and inherited retinal diseases. But there are many simple changes people can make on their own to help them live better:
- Improve contrast.
- Improve lighting.
- Reduce clutter and organize.
- Embrace technology.
Most importantly, see an ophthalmologist and a low vision specialist to determine the full extent of vision loss and determine the best techniques and devices that can help patients get around their individual challenges.