Can't Find Good Reading Light

By: Frank Engelman.  Updated: November 25, 2022.


Problem description

Normal chairside floor or table lamps don’t offer easy adjustment of a lamp’s position, brightness, or warmness.

My 96-year-old aunt describes her eye problem as:

I have glaucoma and macular degeneration. I’m seeing an Ophthalmologist as well as a Retinologist and they told me there was nothing they could do for my degrading eyesight. However, they gave me a test with a special light held at an angle to make the print on a test card look much better.

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This is part of a series of "Problems" and DIY Technology "Solutions" to the challenges faced by older adults, by Frank Engelman. 



Suggested Solutions

Reading Light for Vision Problems

A chairside floor lamp with a long adjustable gooseneck including a handheld remote with brightness and warmness for bright white to warm yellow light is a good solution for reading when you have vision imperfections.



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