Low vision refers to an individual who has limited vision that cannot be corrected with traditional glasses, contact lenses or surgery. These individuals can be born with a genetic condition that limits their sight from birth, but most often times, low vision results from developing an ocular disease over one’s lifetime. The most common conditions that can result in someone suffering from low vision are diabetes, macular degeneration, and glaucoma.
After a comprehensive vision exam is performed, a low vision specialist can prescribe a variety of devices to help aid in performing daily activities of life, such as, reading a newspaper, magazine, or book, to watching television or seeing the detail to crochet. These vision aids help an individual maintain a level of independence that most of us take for granted. For further information schedule your appointment today.