What is Low Vision?
When a person has “low vision”, it means that their best corrected visual acuity is 20/70 or less. People with low vision are not “legally blind” until vision drops to 20/200 or less. Aside from low visual acuity, visual field loss and blind spots take a large toll on vision, and can result in a person experiencing low vision. Even if your visual acuity is 20/20, blind spots can make tasks very difficult.
What can be done?
More often than not, low vision cannot be corrected. People who have low vision have to learn to live with their vision with the help of visual aides. The typical low vision patient is an older person living with macular degeneration. People with diabetes often live with low vision in their later years as well.
Here at Eye Surgeons and Consultants of Hollywood FL, we aim to offer the best low vision services to those who need them. Living with low vision can be tough, so we will do everything we can to ease the burden.
Low Vision Services
The goal of low vision services is to make life easier. You and your doctor will determine what your goals are and how to achieve them. Do you want to be able to check a price tag in the store, read a nutrition label or be able to see your TV? Based on these goals, your doctor will be able to find the right low-vision tools. Finding the right aides may take a period of trial and error.
Low Vision Devices
Commonly used low-vision aides include:
- Reading glasses
- Electronic Magnifiers
- Computer magnification software
- Large-print books
- Other low-vision adapted books, electronics and tools
We know that living with low vision can be frustrating and life altering. Eye Surgeons and Consultants of Hollywood FL seek to make your life easier. Contact us today for your low-vision consultation and see what we can do for you!