When conventional spectacles can no longer help and surgery or medical treatment is not appropriate, or very prolonged, then it is time to consider low vision aids. These come in a bewildering array of strengths and designs. They range from simple hand-held lenses to electronic devices. Different ones are needed for different visual tasks.
The use of a low vision aid is dependent on many factors, the type of vision loss, the degree of loss, the patient’s light and glare needs, the ability of the patient to handle and operate the aid plus many other factors.
Your care should start with a low vision evaluation by our ophthalmologists who specialize in low vision rehabilitation. The low vision examination is not the same as the retinal or general eye examinations you might have experienced.
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