Even though we’re told that long-sight deficiencies in our vision are just something that happens to all of us as we get older, it doesn’t mean that it is not annoying! Here are a couple of tips that might make life a little easier.
Sometimes it’s not just the small print that’s the problem. The lighting indoors can often make text hard to read. We often find ourselves in the kitchen when having difficulty reading cooking recipes, the mail or instructions on prescription bottles. Being in the kitchen is ideal as most kitchens have a refrigerator! Simply open the refrigerator door and hold the item you are trying to read under the fridge light bulb. Sounds silly, but it works; the brightness of the light shining directly onto the text in the confines of a small white space makes the words incredibly crisp and clear.
Now the second tip is for your Apple iPhone. Would you believe we spend 5.5 hours a day on average looking at our phones? I’m sure many of us have experienced times when we can’t read our iPhone without finding our glasses first! Or when you have just stepped out of the shower, and your phone starts ringing, but when you pick it up, you can’t identify who is calling! By increasing the text size on your phone, things can get a whole lot easier. Apple has a technology that allows you to change your text preferences. Go to Settings > Display & Brightness > Text Size, you’ll find a text size slider that will enable you to change the text size. You can also adjust text further via Settings > Accessibility > Display & Text Size, including a Bold text option.