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Bringing things into focus – how visual aids can help with your hobbies

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Bringing things into focus – how visual aids can help with your hobbies
This year has inadvertently given a lot of us the chance to pick up old hobbies and try new ones. From baking the perfect banana bread to trying out knitting for the first time, we have all been trying to keep busy.

 For some, it might not have been quite so easy to enjoy the soothing pastimes they love. All this close-up work may have highlighted that your vision isn’t quite what it used to be.

 

Are you struggling to see the details?

Getting something as simple as a magnifying glass may be enough to make things easier or get that hobby started up again.
 
You could try a Flexible Full Page Magnifying Glass or Full Page Magnifier to bring your recipe book, instruction manual or novel into sharp focus. 

Flexible full page magnifying glassFull page magnifier

Do you enjoy making models or painting? A Desk Top Magnifying Glass might be just the thing to help you see the finer details of what you’re doing as this helpful device revolves 360 degrees for precise positioning. 
 
You might also like to try the Tweezers Magnifying Glass, a truly unique device that lets you get in close without having to hold a magnifying glass at the same time as your tweezers. This also makes them useful for removing splinters or plucking your eyebrows too!

Desktop magnifying glassTweezers with magnifying glass attached

Is the lighting right?

Bad lighting can make your vision feel even worse and could cause eye strain and headaches. Shed some light on the situation with a daylight lamp. Daylight lamps give off a more natural light, closer to actual daylight, making it easier to see and potentially reducing the risk of headaches and eye strain.
 
You may find a Daylight High Vision Table Lamp useful if you’re doing work at your desk or are on the computer a lot. If you do a lot of reading or handicrafts like sewing, knitting or crochet, a Height Adjustable Floorstanding Daylight Lamp may be a better option for you.

Daylight table lamp in blackHeight adjustable floor standing daylight lamp

Is your vision troubling you?

It’s estimated that more than two million people are living with sight loss in the UK.* If you’re troubled by vision issues, it’s important to go get your eyes checked by an Optician so they can help you out. They may recommend further treatment or prescription lenses to help you see more clearly.
 
Check out our Sensory Aids section to see the full range of visual aids we have available to help you enjoy your spare time.
 
 
 

*https://www.rnib.org.uk/eye-health-and-sight-loss-stats-and-facts

 

 


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