How to cope with vision loss

Here are some steps you can take to cope with vision loss:


  1. Learn new skills: Consider taking classes or workshops that teach skills for those with vision loss, such as orientation and mobility, Braille, and assistive technology.
  2. Connect with support groups: Seek out support groups for people with vision loss to connect with others who understand what you’re going through.
  3. Find resources: Look for organizations and resources that can provide information and support, such as the South African National Council for the Blind in South Africa, the RNIB in the UK, Vision Australia in Australia, ACB or NFB in the USA, etc.
  4. Stay active: Try to stay physically active and engaged in activities you enjoy.
  5. Make changes at home: Make any necessary changes to your home to make it safer and more accessible, such as adding grab bars and non-slip mats.
  6. Use assistive technology: Consider using assistive technology such as talking books, magnifying software, or a guide dog.
  7. Keep a positive attitude: Try to maintain a positive attitude and focus on what you can do, rather than what you can’t.


It is also important to regularly see an eye doctor, who can help manage your vision loss and offer support and resources for your specific situation.

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