There are various things that can effect your vision. Most of them can be helped by a current prescription of glasses or contact lenses. The other factors that may decrease how well you see even with glasses may be helped by the following:
1. Increase the light. Have good general room illumination and read with a high intensity lamp or in a sunny window. Try not to have any glare but plenty of light.
2. Use a ruler to help you keep your place when reading.
3. A book holder or music stand can position your reading material at a good distance and hold it stable.
4. A variety of magnifying glasses are available at our office. They come with handles, stands to rest your book, and even with built‑in lights. Don’t be afraid of getting too close to your reading material.
5. Large print books and magazines are available. Contact your local library and they will either have or can get various large print materials. Or write to Large Print Limited, Buffalo, New York, 14209 for a brochure on the things they have in large print.
6. You can get The New York Times and the Readers Digest in large print.
7. Sit as close to the TV as you can to help you see. Use the largest screen TV as possible.
8. When sending or receiving letters try to use bright yellow paper with a black felt pen.
9. Have your vision checked regularly to obtain the maximum from the most recent prescription.
10. Some lenses can be designed to help you read at a very close distance while other special designs can assist your seeing distance things.