Controlling Glare in Your Home

Sometimes too much light makes it harder to see rather than easier. Glare is caused by excess reflected and uncontrolled light that shines directly into the eyes and causes physical discomfort or reduces the ability to see. Many areas of the home are prone to glare, such as bathrooms, which often have several shiny surfaces.

Luckily, there are simple steps you can take to minimize glare in your home. Start by installing dimmer switches and mini-blinds—this will make it easier for you to control the amount of light in any room. If you're having trouble seeing your TV because of glare, try repositioning it so that lamps or other light sources are behind the set. For more ideas, see AFB Senior Site's article on Glare.

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