I feel like a child. My husband has to cut my meat when we eat. This, after forty years of cooking for him. It is bad enough to lose my vision- now I have lost my dignity.
Cutting meat is a skill that can be learned. We have a number of tips.
· First, if possible, place the piece of meat on a contrasting colored plate. Typically, the meat will be dark so try putting the meat on a light colored or white plate. This will make it easier to see.
· Next, place the edge of the knife along one side of the meat for locating purposes. This is your starting point.
· Lift the knife just over the edge of the meat, place the knife blade so that it is lying flat on top of the meat.
· Take a fork and insert it along the opposite side of the knife into the meat. Knife blades are usually about a half inch wide. You have now marked out a half inch strip of meat that can be cut using the fork as a guide.
· Cut that piece off and continue cutting the strip until the meat is in bit size pieces.
The technique takes a little practice but, after a few times, you will be cutting meat without any difficulty. People with vision loss can easily be taught to eat independently.