Good lighting helps those with sight loss.

a collection of light bulbs

Good  lighting helps those with sight loss see objects in the home and can make a significant difference to their independence .

As the old fashioned light bulbs are being phases out in favour of the new energy saving ones the Macular Society report and a   printed booklet called “Choosing energy saving light bulbs for your home” has been produced.

In the past the energy saving light bulbs produced less light than the former tungsten ones which for someone with sight loss is not only inconvenient but may also prove dangerous as there may be an increased risk of falls.

Using the guide you can learn how to use the new bulbs in a way that will produce as much light as the old ones.

The guide is available by calling Ricability on 020 7427 2460. It is also available on CD and in Braille.

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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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