Low vision is defined as poor eyesight that cannot be corrected with contact lenses, eyeglasses, or surgery. Low Vision Rehabilitation offers those with sight loss the opportunity to enhance visual function and improve quality of life by utilizing remaining eyesight.
Individuals that have lost eyesight from diseases like macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, stroke, or retinitis pigmentosa may benefit from a low vision evaluation. During this appointment, our optometrist will assess the patient’s visual acuity, contrast sensitivity, and visual field and make recommendations based on visual goals.
Low vision rehabilitation does not fix one’s eyesight but helps utilize remaining eyesight in new ways. Here are some examples:
- Optical magnification:
- High powered reading glasses
- Hand-held or stand magnifiers
- Monocular and binoculars
- Digital magnification:
- Handheld electronic magnifiers
- Desktop electronic magnification (CCTV)
- Wearable devices:
- Portable, head-born devices that can be worn in and outside of the home
- OCR (optical character recognition):
- Electronic devices that can read outloud
- Colored lenses to improve glare and contrast
- Can be put into glasses permanently or worn over the top of current eyewear
- Tactile :
- Utilizing the sense of touch to find objects
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