Low vision is a general term that refers to a partial loss of vision that cannot be adequately corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses, medications or surgery. Common causes of low vision include macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, inherited retinal degenerative diseases, glaucoma and optic nerve atrophy.
Low vision therapy typically includes an evaluation of the patient’s visual abilities, prescription of low vision devices and training in their use. The goal is to maximize the use of the patient’s available vision for reading, writing, hobbies and work-related tasks such as working at a computer.
How to cope with Low Vision
Any signs of vision loss should prompt a visit to you optometrist; if you have a problem that can't be corrected with eyewear or surgery, low vision aids can help.
Low Vision Aids for Computer Users
Innovative low vision devices for computers can help visually-impaired people stay connected with friends and the online world.