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Self-help area: Eyesight

15 Specific help tasks to complete

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  • I would like to find out more about help available for those with sight issues i.e. low vision/visual impairment
    I would like to find out more about help available for those with sight issues i.e. low vision/visual impairment
  • I have difficulty pouring drinks because of my sight
    I have difficulty pouring drinks because of my sight
  • I have difficulty seeing the time and or date on my watch or clock
    I have difficulty seeing the time and or date on my watch or clock
  • I am looking for information and support for those with particular sight conditions
    I am looking for information and support for those with particular sight conditions
  • I have difficulty with all writing tasks because of my sight or keeping my writing in line
    I have difficulty with all writing tasks because of my sight or keeping my writing in line
  • My sight makes it difficult for me to read things such as newspapers, magazines, mail and cooking instructions
    My sight makes it difficult for me to read things such as newspapers, magazines, mail and cooking instructions
  • My sight makes it difficult for me to do hobbies such as arts and crafts or reading and writing
    My sight makes it difficult for me to do hobbies such as arts and crafts or reading and writing
  • I have difficulty seeing my TV
    I have difficulty seeing my TV
  • I need or want to make people aware that I have visual or visual and hearing difficulties when I am out and about
    I need or want to make people aware that I have visual or visual and hearing difficulties when I am out and about
  • My sight makes it difficult to measure or weigh cooking ingredients
    My sight makes it difficult to measure or weigh cooking ingredients
  • I have difficulty seeing or using my computer keyboard
    I have difficulty seeing or using my computer keyboard
  • I find it difficult to identify items in my home because of my sight, e.g. food, documents, clothing
    I find it difficult to identify items in my home because of my sight, e.g. food, documents, clothing
  • I have difficulty being able to see things when I am out and about e.g menus or forms
    I have difficulty being able to see things when I am out and about e.g menus or forms
  • I think my sight may be causing me difficulty when I walk as I struggle to judge distance speed and depth
    I think my sight may be causing me difficulty when I walk as I struggle to judge distance speed and depth
  • I am struggling to see my computer screen
    I am struggling to see my computer screen