Macular Society – Skills for Seeing

We teach two techniques to assist people with central vision loss to use their remaining vision more effectively:
Eccentric viewing and Steady eye strategy.
Eccentric viewing technique involves identifying and using the healthiest parts of your macula. You may already be using eccentric viewing, for example you may turn your head to see someone’s face.
Steady eye strategy is a technique that helps your ability to read. This technique involves keeping your eyes still and moving the text through the best part of your vision.
We can also offer the introduction of lighting to assist you with a variety of tasks.