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Lighting for older adults

Lighting can make the difference between seeing and not seeing for older adults with deteriorating vision. Home designers, architects, and builders can improve the quality of life of older adults by understanding how lighting compensates for the changes that commonly occur in aging eyes.

This publication answers frequently asked questions about how to use lighting to minimize some of the negative changes that occur with age. It also offers practical solutions for the residences of older people. Indeed, these techniques will help people of all ages to enjoy a comfortable visual environment!

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