What is low vision?
Low vision is a term used to describe permanent vision loss that is not correctable with standard eye glasses or surgery. Low vision patients can be of any age.
What Causes Low Vision?
Common causes of low vision are glaucoma, macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, and stargardt's disease. The vision loss causes difficulties with daily activities of life.
What are symptoms of low vision?
Low vision has a wide range of symptoms depending on the person. These symptoms can include difficulty reading, difficulty watching TV, difficulty writing, etc. Improving these symptoms often can significantly improve one's day to day routine.
What is a low vision exam?
A low vision exam evaluates the remaining vision. Specific devices and therapy are used to enhance the functional vision. Each exam is used to enhance certain activities such as reading a newspaper, watching TV, or computer use.
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