think vision, remember glasses, vision is important

Here at Visioncall, we want to help others to ‘think vision’ in order to see better and live better.

We were surprised to learn that more of us think about our teeth before our eyes!

The research also estimates that 1/4 of us either haven’t had a sight test in the last two years or ever at all.

Why is vision important?

Vision is important as it’s one of the five senses that we use to receive information from our surroundings.

Our brain then interprets these signals and tells our body how to react.

Simply put, vision helps us to engage with the world around us.

While some people may not need glasses, others may need glasses to enhance their vision and some people may be living with sight loss.

If we ‘think vision’ for ourselves and for others, it can help us to lead richer lives regardless of our situation.

‘Think vision’

It’s common to hear “oh, where are my glasses?”, or better yet, we have probably said it ourselves!

We need to ‘think vision’ throughout our day, similar to using a crutch or a sling if we had an injured limb.

Whether you need glasses for certain activities or all the time, wearing your glasses can help to ease orientation and engagement with the world around you.

‘Think vision’ is as simple as stopping for a moment to make sure our glasses are in place before we undertake the task at hand.

‘Think vision’ with Visioncall’s Eyewear Reminder

Our Eyewear Reminder is a simple solution reminding residents, care providers and family members to wear the correct pair of glasses every day.

We created it to help meet each person’s individual requirements, because we know that within a care setting there’s many people, all with varying personal needs.

It can be easy to forget to check whether someone’s wearing the correct pair of glasses when engaging in activities.

This is even more difficult when a person has more than one pair of glasses. It’s easy to get confused about what each pair is for.

That’s why placing the Eyewear Reminder in a visible living area can help to reinforce the eye care plan information.

How our Eyewear Reminder can help your home

Visioncall’s Eyewear Reminder is useful for delivering consistency if you have temporary or short term staff who don’t have time to familiarise themselves with the care plan.

It’s particularly helpful in reminding and updating a person’s family on their vision if they don’t look at their care plan.

In both cases, it helps to remind loved ones and care staff to check whether a person needs glasses to better engage with them.

Next time ask yourself “can this person see me? Do they need their glasses?”

We’re committed to making eye care as easy as possible for our care partners.

By reinforcing these behaviours with our Eyewear Reminder it becomes second nature to make sure that a person’s wearing the correct glasses for the relevant task.

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