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Click here to find out why we are offering products for "Low Vision"
Several weeks ago, we were presented with a situation, where we simply could not help a patient who had come into the store. It wasn't a matter of fixing his glasses or updating his prescription. His vision problem was beyond that. So we began a process of trying to find out how we could assist him and patients like him gain back some independence and make it possible to do the things that most of us take for granted.
Unfortunately, the resources for people who have reached this level of visual impairment are few and far between. Not many optometrists or ophthalmologists specialize in low vision and although products are available, most patients are not taught how to use the items they have purchased.
We have decided to team up with Eschenbach because of their reputation in the industry and their commitment to their customers. They stand behind their products and their warranties are best in the business.
Low Vision F. A. Q.
What exactly is "Low Vision"
Medical Definition of Low Vision
Low vision: A visual impairment, not corrected by standard glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery, that interferes with the ability to perform everyday activities. ... While lost vision usually cannot be restored, many people can learn to make the most of the vision that remains.
What causes Low Vision?
Eye diseases or conditions can cause visual impairment. Some of the more common causes of low vision include:
• Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
• Retinal Detachment
• Acquired (Traumatic) Brain Injury
What are the symptoms of Low Vision?
Signs and symptoms can include reduced visual acuity or visual field, contrast sensitivity, blurred vision, eye misalignment, poor judgment of depth, glaresensitivity, confusion when performing visual tasks, difficulty reading, double vision, headaches, dizziness, abnormal body posture and balance problems.
What is a low vision doctor?
Many people with low vision already have an eye doctor who is treating them for an eye disease such as macular degeneration, glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa. ... You may need to ask for a referral to a low vision specialist who can prescribe low vision devices and train you to use them in everyday situations.
Can low vision be corrected?
It's a loss of sight that can't be corrected with prescription eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery. Low vision doesn't include complete blindness, because you willhave some sight left. It can be treated or offset, however, with vision aids like magnifying glasses.