Good lighting can make a big difference, especially if you are performing a task like reading or paying bills. It also creates a safer environment and helps to prevent accidents. As you age, the amount of light entering the eye is reduced, causing a reduction in vision, contrast and color. The type of lighting and its intensity, color and direction all affect an individual's visual performance.
Too much OR too little light can be a problem for a person with low vision but each person responds differently. Test different kinds and levels of lighting to determine what is most comfortable for you. There are several kinds of lighting you can try.