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 Promoting independence through vision  rehabilitation.


Personal Stories: Mike

Mike also has low vision because of age-related macular degeneration. But he has found ways to adapt to his vision loss.

Mike's doctor referred him to a vision rehabilitation program. As a result of his evaluation, Mike uses a closed circuit television at home. It enlarges the print in letters, bills, newspapers, and magazines. He uses a telescopic lens for getting around his neighborhood. A hand-held magnifier helps him read his mail in his favorite chair and menus at restaurants. Mike learned to adapt, and low vision has not stopped him from enjoying life.

Mike using a closed circuit television.
"I learned to use a closed circuit television to keep reading enjoyable."

Department of Health and Human Services NIH, the National Institutes of Health