Low vision lighting
The value of good lighting only becomes clear when patients see it for themselves and test it in practice. To be able to read certain texts again, several requirements must be fulfilled. The text must be of a size that the eye can resolve and must be properly illuminated to form a sharp retinal image. While magnifying visual aids can influence size and sharpness, lighting and contrast are just as important. 85% of all information is taken in through the eyes: Light helps us see colours, affects the human psyche and influences the hormone balance.
Basics of good lighting
Good lighting is
It is recommended to use indirect lighting to illuminate rooms if possible. Simple reading lamps can already provide the necessary light intensity. Many older people are keen on saving electricity. It is important to make them aware of the following facts: