Module B1 - Slide 6


This photo is an example of what may be seen by a person with central vision loss. This is representative of the most common cause of vision loss in elderly adults, macular degeneration; although this photo shows an advanced case. The macula is the area of sharpest vision, used for reading and seeing details. The peripheral vision is always less sharp, as seen in the photo.

Many individuals with this type of vision loss do not use a cane or other device that identifies them as visually impaired. What’s still visible?

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Answers: Crosswalk lines, edge of street, some cars (if the color contrasts with background).

What a person with this type of vision loss cannot see is the pedestrian signal, or read the street signs, and other details.