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Low vision? See how these tips can help

Low vision often makes daily life more difficult, but some relatively simple adjustments in your home can help. Here are tips from the American Occupational Therapy Association:

Install a wall-mounted peg board in the kitchen for your most-used utensils. This helps you avoid the irritation of rifling through a crowded drawer.

Sign up for online banking and pay your bills electronically because the font on your computer can be enlarged for easier viewing.

Because similar colors can be hard to distinguish when you're rushing to get dressed, put navy blue clothes on one side of your closet and black clothes on the other.

Mark prescription bottles in different ways to quickly tell them apart. For example, tape a small button on the vial of one medication, attach a rubber band to the bottle of another, and so on.

For more tips to help your vision, go to bit.ly/AOTA-vision.

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