What is Low Vision?

Definition

Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people find everyday tasks difficult to do. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the TV, and writing can seem challenging. But, many people with low vision are taking charge.

 

Low vision should not be confused with blindness. People with low vision have some useful vision which can often be improved with low vision aids. Visual impairment may be mild or severe. Low vision usually results in reduced central or reading vision, but may also result from decreased side (peripheral) vision, a loss of color vision, or an inability to properly adjust to light, contrast or glare.

Many aids are available to help people with low vision including magnifiers, reading glasses and closed-circuit television devices.

Living With Low Vision

By making better use of their remaining vision, people can continue to enjoy doing important daily activities. View video testimonies and read personal stories about how available resources have helped individuals continue to live independently. Read more…

 
What You Should Know

Low vision means that even with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, people find everyday tasks difficult to do. Millions of Americans lose some of their vision every year. Read more…

 
Medication Management

Safely and effectively managing your medications is critical to your overall health and well-being. Modern medicine has improved our quality of life and can help us live longer, healthier lives. However, people with low vision need to be careful when using medications, especially if they are taking several different drugs. Read more…

 

Living With Low Vision: Stories of Hope and Independence

Watch this video to learn more about how vision rehabilitation has helped people living with low vision to maintain their independence and quality of life.  (Watch this video in Spanish)

Schedule an appointment with one of our Doctors to learn more and discuss any concerns you have to treat and manage.

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