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Living with low vision

Coping with low vision

Loss of vision may be a daunting and unsettling prospect. If you’re living with low vision, facing the progressive loss of sight, or simply looking for support for a family member, loved one or a friend, then this website is for you.

Read the articles below and then contact us for a chat or referral to the appropriate organisation, support group or low vision professional.

What is visual perception?

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Visual perception is the ability of the brain to process light patterns in order to make sense of our environment. It has little to do with visual acuity or ones ability to focus. Visual perception is very important for the inclusive design for people with low vision, tired eyes, or even people with dyslexia who struggle to make sense of text. Reducing visual clutter is very helpful for customers needing to interact with your service.

Visual clarity trumps clutter

Choosing an assistive device

When choosing an assistive device, it is very important to choose one that it matched to your specific condition and individual needs – there is no one-size-fits-all solution. Assistive devices may be selected to factor in varying degrees of lighting, magnification, minification and colour filtering that suits your specific needs – not only what you need to see, but also when.

While C-ur-able is not an eye-care provider, we will direct you to the appropriate professional for your specific needs. Hand-held and digital magnifiers need to be tried and tested with a professional low vision consultant.

Your smartphone can be your smart assistant!

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If you want to use your smartphone as a magnifier, screen reader, lamp, personal assistant or word processor, you’ve come to the right place!   We specialise in iPhone and iPad training and – if you’re up for learning new skills – can help you use these devices as a replacement for manual and electronic magnifiers, talking watches, radios, book readers and more!

We use induction method learning – either one-on-one or over the phone if that better suits you.  Contact us to discuss which device may best suit your needs and open up a whole new world of possibilities for you.

Adjust your living space for greater independence

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There are many ways to make your home or work environment more low-vision friendly.  Much of what can be done is inexpensive and will contribute to greater mobility and independence.

Whether you’d like to adapt your living space or are moving to a new space, our specialist interior designer will be able to provide onsite recommendations that will help you or your loved one better cope with the ordinary tasks and routines of daily living.

Click to call, or dial 084 531 2122 and we’ll gladly assist!