NRS Healthcare are experts in daily living aids – these are products that are designed to make everyday tasks easier for people who have mobility difficulties, vision loss, hearing loss, or other health conditions.
Here, we list a variety of products that some people may find useful if they have vision loss as a result of glaucoma (or another eye condition).
• Bathroom aids – if a person is finding it difficult to navigate in the bathroom due to vision loss, the introduction of daily living aids that provide support may help to ensure a safer bathroom routine. Adding coloured aids to the room can also create contrast which makes items easier to see.
o Red bathroom step
o Red raised toilet seat
o Toilet frame and seat
o Bath lift
o Shower stool
o Grab Rail
• Mobility aids – some people living with glaucoma may have existing mobility problems, or they may develop mobility difficulties as part of another health condition. It’s possible they may also become less mobile as they grow older. Sometimes, glaucoma causes vision loss which may affect the way a person is able to get around, putting them more at risk of falls. These daily living aids may help.
o 4 wheel rollator
o 3 wheel rollator
• Lighting – good lighting around the home can help if glaucoma is affecting a person’s vision. Lighting can make hobbies and tasks easier to see, and make getting around the house safer – particularly at night.
o Night light with motion sensor
o High Vision Daylight Reading Lamp
o Remote control lightbulb
• Magnifiers – some people with advanced glaucoma symptoms may find reading more difficult as they lose visibility in their central vision, and a magnifier may help with this.
o Hands free magnifier with light
o Folding A4 magnifier
o Table lamp
• Food preparation and eating/drinking aids – if a person’s vision has been severely affected by glaucoma, they may find preparing or eating food and drinks difficult. There are several daily living aids that may help.
o Coloured mug
o Kura care cutlery (contrasting colour)
o Coloured plates
o Food workstation
• Medication reminders – useful for people who have a variety of tablets to help keep their glaucoma under control, as opposed to eye drop treatment. These can be filled either by the person, a pharmacist or a family member.
o Automatic pill dispenser
o Pill organiser
o Alarm reminder pill box
• Telephones and clocks – if a person has advanced glaucoma, the condition may well affect their central vision as well as peripheral vision, which may cause issues with seeing the time or using a telephone.
o Big button telephone
o Simple mobile phone
o Talking alarm clock
This is not an exhaustive list, and if you are looking for products that may help you, we have a team of Occupational Therapists at NRS Healthcare who can advise you on the products that will best suit your needs. Contact them by emailing [email protected] or calling 0345 121 8111.
PLEASE NOTE: our Product Advice Team can only give advice about equipment and products which may help you to live more independently. They cannot give any advice on medications or treatments for symptoms of this condition.