Living with Sight Loss

Sight Loss Tip: How To Tell Between Shampoo And Conditioner?

The Problem

As I go through my sighgt loss journey, I have had to adapt along the way.One of the daily issues I encountered, was how to tell the difference between Shampoo and Conditioner in the shower. Both bottles are the same, except for a bit ot text. My wife has been kind enough to move the conditioner out of the shower each day and did a remarkable job of always doing it. But this isn’t really fair on my wife, so I had been looking for an easier way for me to find the shampoo without moving the conditioner.

The Solution

After browsing the RNIB shop for ideas for my Christmas wish list, I came across Band-it tactile bands. Band-it tactile bands are rubber bands in a range of colours and include various tactile shapes to help distinguish two bottles. Once the band is in place, it is secure, until you need to move it to another bottle. The bands can be reused and washed using warm soapy water, making them a great investiment.

A photo of two bottles with different band-it bands applied
Two bottles with different Band-it bands applied.

The Conclusion

Father Christmas didn’t let me down, he looked at my list and left some Band-it tactical bands under the tree. The bands are very easy to distinguish between the different shapes making them ideal for a dentifying different bottles. .

Where to buy

Band-it tactile bands are available from the RNIB shop. All profits from the RNIB shop go to the RNIB charity, RNIB shop makes it easy to purchase without VAT where eligible.

Shop for Band-it on RNIB Shop

Remember that if you are buying products from Amazon, you can use Amazon Smile to support a charity. I support my local sight loss charity, Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society (LLBS). Find out more about Lincoln and Lindsey Blind Society and the great work they do.

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By Tim Dixon

Tim Dixon has worked in IT for over 20 years, specifically within the Testing Inspection and Certification industry. Tim has Cone Dystrophy, a progressive sight loss condition that impacts his central vision, colour perception and makes him sensitive to light. He likes to share his experience of life and how he navigates the abyss of uncertainty.

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