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How would you prfer to do your grocery shopping?

Hello, I wanted to ask, what is the most continent way for a person who is visually impaired to do his grocery shopping?

Thank you,

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Isee well enough to get most of my needs, but from time to time I ask another shopper "May I borrow youreyes?
It only fails when the other is hurried.


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at our local wal mart the blind person went to service desk as asked for assistance with shopping the store clerk put the person in a wheel chair an pushed him or gave him a cart an she was in front to guide the cart, an asked him what he needed an they headed off to get his supplies. i was very happy for the person an the clerk to help his gentleman.


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That is great advice, jadwiga.

Meital, you may also find this article on AFB Senior Site useful. Grocery Shopping:
http://www.afb.org/seniorsite.asp?SectionID=66&Top...


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Some people use online delivery services such as peapod who work with stores in their area. Others go into a grocery store, go to the customer counter and get help shopping from a staff member. If you eat fewer packaged foods you can shop at farmers markets and vegetable stands for fruit and vegetables yourself. No reading labels necessary. Also, if you know you will use them, you may want to buy several packages or cans of something at a time when shopping. Labeling them is easier if you buy several at a time and also if you need assistance finding them, buying several at a time means seeking less assistance in life if you get my drift. All in all, shopping works well if you are organized about it and a bit resourceful.


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