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Consumer Factsheet: How can colour affect the ageing eye and the visually impaired?

Authors: L.Millikan
Published: 1st July 2009
Audience: Consumers
ISBN: 9780733427824


Colour is an obvious part of our environment. In most places where people go, colour is seen as a physical characteristic. However, previous research has shown that colour also influences people’s mood and ability to function. The use of colours and colour contrasts as a home modification intervention has the potential to improve a person’s functional vision and make the environment more legible when they are moving around and/or carrying out their daily activities.

Publication History:

1st printing, July 2009; 2nd printing, April 2014

Table of Contents

Why is colour important?

They eye

What sort of things can different colours affect?

Can colour help an older person’s vision?

What to do?


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