Ask Roxy


Are there any large visual aids such as large colofrul pictures of: toilets, frdge, bed, couch, and arrows to help someone who is visual impaired find these places?

If you are trying to help someone who is blind or low vision orient themselves to their environment, the best way is for the person in question to receive training in the skills of Orientation and Mobility from a professional. This involves learning the skills of navigation, problem solving, and information-gathering. These skills are used both inside of, and outside the home, and will enable someone to locate objects in their environment. Best of luck, Roxy

Hi Roxy have a friend totaly blind would like to get her involved in a day treatment program tha she can get out and got to 9-5 is there any such place like that in NY or NC thinking also of relocating.

You may want to check the American Foundation for the Blind's "Vision Aware" website. It has resources listed by state. Their website is:

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Are there any preschools for blind children in the New Orleans metro area?

No, I do not believe so, however you may want to check with the Louisiana School for the Visually Impaired. They may know of pre-schools with staff who have experience working with children who are blind or low vision.

my vision come and gos i cant cant see to good any more and my doctor say s their anything else he cant do im useding magfigglass right now to write this so cant youall help me my doctor name is heitmeier and phone number is 504 368 7081

You may wish to contact our information and referral line at 504-899-4501 (ext. 245) There are programs that can teach you alternative techniques to compensate for your vision loss. Best of luck, Roxy

My 86 year old mother has AMD, COPD & is oxygen dependent. Her tank will run out and she is not aware. The assisted living staff do not always catch it in time to prevent this. Is there a low vision friendly adaption to the regulator that talks or beeps an alert - like with the bp monitors and glucometers for low vision people? I have searched the internet & found nothing to date. thanks in advance, Jill

Hello, I do not believe that such a thing is made. However, you may wish to contact our store-- Magnifiers and More-- to ask. 504-899-4501 (ext. 228) Best of luck, Roxy