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Leolightdesign specialises in light and health, good lighting design for the maturing eyes to sustain independence and to enhance quality of life. Lighting consultants consider glare, contrast, colour, adaptation, light levels and other specific visual conditions to provide the best lighting design solution to meet the needs of the individual and the elderly.

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MATURING EYE sustained independence video on maturing eyesight

Fading colours and poor contrast

Just as important is colour and the illuminance contrast for the maturing eye. The lens becomes more opaque with aging and the surrounding objects are more difficult to see because the contrast for example between chair and table is significantly reduced. The aging lens and cornea causes glare by light scattering and the yellowing of the lens causes some reduction of the eyes ability to discriminate blues and blue-greens.


Good lighting design can sustain independence and enhance the quality of life

As lighting consultants we have studied the physiology of the human eye and understand the beneficial effects of light and utilise lighting to compensate for the changes that commonly occur in the maturing eye. We design good practical lighting solutions specific to people’s special visual needs. Good Lighting can compensate for the lack of natural light and good lighting should expose older adults to spectral qualities which promote physical, emotional and mental well-being. Indeed, good quality lighting will help people of all ages to live independently for much longer, to enjoy a comfortable visual environment and it enhances the quality of life.


Lighting design can sustain independence and quality of life

good lighting design for maturing eye sustains independence

Good quality lighting is important for maturing eyesight