Helpful Hints

Cutting food

Cutting food can really be both a functional and safety challenge for low vision patients.  Adding lighting to kitchen -counters with a moveable desk lamp makes it easier to see what is being cut.  We also suggest using a cutting board that contrasts with the food you are chopping.  There is one that is black on one side and white on the other ($25).  Cut resistant gloves makes it less likely to cut yourself if the knife were to slip ($16).  A vegetable holder is also very helpful.  It is a simple device that has metal teeth to keep the item to be cut steady while cutting between the teeth ($5).


We believe that the important to enable our patients to do as much as possible while staying safe. 







A picture of cut resistant gloves,  Cut resistant gloves makes it safer for someone who has low vision cyt food with more safety.