The PSS has prepared a number of information sheets to help understand the nature of some visual problems and to suggest ways in which performance might be improved.
These sheets may be downloaded as relatively small PDF files from the links below or phone, write or e-mail for a copy.
||Deals with the new methods of becoming registered as visually impaired|
|Cataracts||Explanation and the role of surgery|
|Eccentric viewing technique
||A technique for maximising reading performance|
|Hand magnifiers||The use and care of magnifiers|
|Lamps & Lighting||Information on general and task lighting|
|Laser surgery||How lasers can help|
|Lighting||More general information|
|Making the most of magnification||Selecting the best aid|
|Monoculars||How and where to use|
|More about lighting||Creating the best environment|
|Problems associated with stroke||Visual effects and methods to alleviate|
|Problems with glare
||Types of glare and how to minimise the effects|
|Retinitis pigmentosa||Description of the problems|
|Stand magnifiers||The use, care and maintenance|
|Vitamins - Macular degeneration||The role of diet|
|Main Catalogue||Aids to daily living|
|Catalogue of Electronic Magnifiers (20MB)||May take a long time to download on a dial-up connection|
While we are happy to send information by post, it would greatly help if you are able to download the information in electronic form. Remember that you need only print the pages of interest if you need a hard copy.
You will need Adobe's Acrobat Reader to view PDF files. A free copy can be obtained from the link below.