Gifts for Visually Impaired:
Practical & Easy to Use

Gifts for visually impaired adults should be considered differently than for those who have good eyesight. When you need to choose just the right thing for someone with eyesight problems, consider among other things, practicality, ease of use and how it can benefit the recipient in their particular situation. The information on this page can help you do your shopping without confusion and pick out just the right low vision product, no matter the occasion.

Here Are Some Useful Gift Ideas

Large Button Remote Control

Below are some of the popular items selected as gifts for a handicapped individual. These are practical items with just the right technology and simple enough for daily use.

  • Large button universal remote control- makes changing TV channels easier for people who may have impaired vision.
  • Low Vision Playing cards- with big, bold print that is easy to read.
  • Sight Impaired Watches- Made to actually speak to the disabled individual so that they can know the time, even if they are completely blind. There are also models that will vibrate.
  • Low Vision Telephones include larger buttons or even buttons with pictures on them. These telephones can be seen by those who have moderate to severe visual impairment. There are many low vision devices of this type that your loved ones could use.
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What You Need To Consider

There may be elderly individuals who cannot see well in your life that you do not even know about. Not everyone with this disability is easy to spot because blindness is not the only visual impairment. Here are some statistics about the adults who cannot see provided by the World Health Organization.

“285 million people are visually impaired worldwide.”

“There are four levels of visual function according to the International Classification of Diseases: normal vision, moderate visual impairment, severe visual impairment, and blindness.”

“About 65 percent of all people who are visually impaired are aged 50 or older.”

As you can see, there is much more to visual impairment than just blindness. Seniors all across the country have a vision problem. You may have loved ones who are impaired and you are not aware of it because their impairment is considered moderate or less.

While their impairment may not be as noticeable, these people can still enjoy the use of items made for individuals who cannot see well. Giving the right gift for disabled that meets their need can make a positive difference in their daily life.

When you need to choose gifts for visually impaired individuals, it is a must that you keep their vision issue in mind. The last thing you would want to do is choose something that your loved one cannot use because of their disability.

By being mindful of some facts and understanding the needs of the person you are shopping for you’re sure to buy just the right present.


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