How to help someone with sight loss

this shows large instructions for a ready meal. Helping someone with sight loss

The invention of microwaveable ready meals has made mealtimes easier for the elderly who either don’t want to cook or find it difficult. Simply pop in the microwave and off you go. That is if you have good eye-sight and can see the cooking instructions.

If you care for someone who has sight loss, and they have the same meals frequently it will help them greatly if you do this.

Helping someone with sight loss

  • cut the picture from the front of the box and easy way to locate the laminate when needed
  • add brief cooking instructions such as time needed and power setting, either printed or hand-written in bold text
  • then laminate for durability and wipe cleaning.

A few minutes of your time doing this will ensure they maintain their independence for longer and you will be needed less. Win – Win.


One solution is shown above, cut the picture out and write the basic instructions in large print. If possible laminate.


Award-winning blogger and former care columnist for Devon Life magazine. I am passionate about helping elderly people and people with dementia live purposeful and independent lives.
Designer of the Dementia Assistance Card and Points Of Light award recipient, Caron hopes to help carers when resources are limited and demand is ever-increasing. I am here to support you.

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