COPING WITH VISION LOSS
Coping with vision loss is not easy, but by understanding your condition you can address conflicts, ease your fears, and move forward.
To help with this process, here are a few points to keep in mind:
You are not alone. Vision loss affects more than 2,400 people in Bermuda of all ages and from all walks of life. Don't be afraid to reach out to others experiencing vision loss, or to vision loss professionals, for information, advice, and encouragement.
You can continue to lead a full, rewarding life. Again, if you're willing to make adjustments, there is no reason you cannot continue to enjoy your favorite hobbies and activities, participate in family activities, do volunteer work, or travel. The challenges of vision loss are consistently overcome every day by individuals who have simply chosen to continue to participate in society.
You can remain independent. Whether you are experiencing a modest vision decline or are facing total vision loss, affordable and accessible solutions and tools exist to help you to cook your meals safely, navigate your home, pay your bills, and perform other essential tasks on your own. Better still, new advances in technology designed for people with vision loss are entering the marketplace almost daily, while mainstream products, such as computers and home appliances, can be adapted for your use with simple labeling techniques.
You and your family can access Vision Bermuda’s support to help you adjust to living with vision loss. This support can help you and your loved ones develop strategies that will help you confidently maintain or improve your quality of life.
Together we can help you develop a plan so you can live your life the way you want to. Our Vision Rehabilitation Professional will help you make it happen. He will get to know you, and make sure you get what you need.