How to help someone with sight loss use a microwave
Most elderly people today are microwave users, the ease at which a ready meal can be cooked helps many remain independent. This independence is lost though if the user develops age related macular degeneration which causes the loss of central vision.
The question is how to help someone with sight loss use a microwave?
The best microwaves for the elderly are the simply dial ones without too many different buttons and confusing options, I don’t even use any of the pre-set functions on mine !
One of my clients has very poor sight now and the best way he knows how long to heat something for is to turn the dial a 1/4 turn towards the window. I am just about to order him something to help called “Bumpons”.
This product is a simple and effective way to mark everyday items around the house. The raised plastic bumps are supplied on self-adhesive sheets and available in a range of sizes, shapes and colours for marking different equipment such as cooking times on a microwave with each bump signifying 5 minutes say.
These can also be used for showing the on/off position for the washing machine etc.
You can purchase your Bumpons here costing only £3.18 before P&P