Another gift-giving season is upon us, which means it's time to find the best gift for our loved ones. But between Thanksgiving, Black Friday, and Christmas, you may find it challenging to come up with the perfect gift idea. And it can be even more overwhelming when you have someone on your list that is blind or visually impaired.
Don't fret! From young children and adults to seniors who are slowly losing their vision, we've got you covered. Here is a list of 5 meaningful and practical gifts that are perfect for the visually impaired!
Home Assistant Speakers
A home assistant is one of the best gifts to give a visually impaired loved one because they operate on verbal instructions. Think Amazon's Echo and Google Home speakers.
These devices have extremely helpful features that make communication easy and accessible. They are also easy-to-use, so even for a non-tech-savvy individual, setup won't be a hassle. Your loved one will quickly bond with the convenience of using a quick verbal command to answer a question, read a book, play some music, send a text, or make a phone call.
People who are visually impaired unfortunately lack the same level of access to visual learning that sighted people have. Hence, they need help to read and do other learning activities. Thankfully, audiobooks have made it easier for the visually impaired to read without difficulty.
If you have a visually impaired friend or a family member who loves to read books, a monthly or yearly audible subscription will make an excellent gift this season. If your loved ones already have an Audible subscription, you can gift them new audiobooks from their favorite genres!
Losing items around the home is already a problem everyone experiences. Add in being blind or visually impaired and it makes it that much more challenging. Luckily, in this day and age, special trackers can be attached to essential items (such as keys, wallet, or phone), which can be tracked with an app!
Some trackers can even make intermittent beeping noises, allowing your loved ones to track the item's position. These trackers make a great gift for almost anyone, but can be truly life-changing for dim-sighted individuals.
Talking Blood Pressure Monitor
If your visually impaired friend or family member needs to monitor their blood pressure regularly, you should consider gifting them a talking Blood Pressure Monitor!
This device will grant them the ease of checking their blood pressure in the convenience of their home while it reads out their precise blood pressure reading in an accurate manner in their chosen language.
The right lighting is important for everyone to prevent vision loss, but it's especially important for those who already struggle with reduced vision. The reason for this is that bright, quality lighting prevents faster degeneration of eyesight.
Dr. Lite lamps are medically-certified and feature both table and floor designs for easy everyday use. Our doctor-recommended products keep eyes healthy, by reducing harmful blue light exposure, while retaining the beneficial blue light that is proven to uplift our mood and promote happiness.
Our lamps offer the most balanced spectrum of lighting for high-quality color and contrast because there is beautiful, beneficial blue left in it. This gift will help your low vision loved one slow the progress of sight deterioration and keep their eyes comfortable, so they can continue to create beautiful holiday memories.