Vision Health

Resources for People with Vision Loss

  • I Can't See As Well As I Used To
    This brochure addresses the issue of age-related vision loss with a mix of gentle humour and useful information. Contains tips on how to adjust lighting in the home and at work, how to manage tasks like cooking, eating, entertaining and housework, and guidelines for safely navigating around the home and community. Also refers readers to CNIB resources, and more information about specific eye conditions.

Resources for Caregivers

  • Connecting To The World: Early Intervention With Young Children Who Are Blind Or Visually Impaired (2003)
    An ideal resource for anyone who is involved with early childhood education of children with vision loss - including parents, caregivers, teachers, health care workers and students. This video and handbook provide information on how children with vision loss learn, and helps caregivers assist children to understand the world around them. Includes resources, further information and contacts. To order the manual and video, please visit our online store.
  • Living with Vision Loss: A Resource for Caregivers (2003)
    This publication describes age-related eye conditions and the adjustments that can be made to compensate for failing vision. Features include chapters on how to cope with and adapt to the necessary changes in lifestyle, checklists for different groups of caregivers, and lists of organisations and Internet resources for further information.
  • Finding A New Path: Guidance For Parents Of Young Children Who Are Visually Impaired Or Blind (2002)
    A handbook to assist families who are dealing with a child's vision loss for the first time. Packed with supportive information, strategies and references to the best resources, beautiful photographs and a selected bibliography, this book will help parents adjust to the diagnosis; understand vision loss and eye disease; educate grandparents, siblings and other family members; and encourage a child's growth, education, socialization and independence. To order this publication, please visit our online store.
  • Vision Loss Etiquette 101
    So you’ve just met someone with vision loss – perhaps at work, through a friend or out in the community. It’s only natural to feel unsure about how to behave and to want to avoid doing something inappropriate. Here are a few simple tips to help you be more comfortable and supportive around a person with vision loss.
  • Step by Step: A How-to Manual for Guiding Someone With Vision Loss
    Most people with vision loss are able to travel independently but there may be times when a sighted guide comes in handy. Whether you are encountering someone with vision loss as a family member or caregiver, as a staff person in a nursing home or hospital, or even as a friend or co-worker, this manual will provide the skills and confidence you need to guide someone comfortably, respectfully, and safely.

Resources for Professionals

  • A Strong Beginning: A Sourcebook for Health and Education Professionals Working with Young Children who are Visually Impaired or Blind (2004)
    This sourcebook covers a broad range of topics of interest to those working with young children from birth to 5 years, who are visually impaired or blind. To order this publication, please visit our online store.

Some of the publications listed on this page are available in PDF format. To access PDF files, you will need Adobe Acrobat Reader installed on your computer. It is available for download, at no cost, at Adobe also offers accessibility tools on their site to enable low vision users to read documents in Adobe PDF format.​​