The month of February focuses in part on Low vision awareness. Low Vision is the term used to describe reduced eyesight that can not be fully corrected with eyeglasses, contact lenses or eye surgery. While the primary causes of low vision are eye diseases, it can also be inherited or caused by an eye or brain injury.
Any signs of vision loss should prompt an immediate doctor’s visit. If a doctor has determined that you have an uncorrectable vision problem, low vision aids can be of great assistance. Innovative devices for computers can help visually-impaired people stay connected with friends and the online world. Specially-designed reading glasses and lenses, Kindle Readers, telescopes and powerful magnifiers are also useful tools.
Low Vision services and counselors are available to qualified persons. These can help maximize independence at work, home and in the community. If you or your loved one suffers from low vision call and schedule an appointment with our doctors. Our helpful staff will work toward educating you and serving your vision needs.