As we age the sensitivity of the eye and visual system deteriorates and then a spectacle correction may not be enough. Low vision means having a level of vision where you need more than just glasses or contact lenses to see well enough to read or do everyday tasks.
There is a variety of vision problems caused by eye health conditions such as macular degeneration (AMD), glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, cataracts. Therefore alternative forms of magnification and lighting are often essential to assist with increasing visual capabilities.
The symptoms of low vision will depend on the cause of vision loss and where the problem occurs in the eye. A person may have low vision which has resulted from an eye injury or was pre-existing when they were born.
There are continual new developments in technologies helping more and more people with their low vision. However those effected can continue to lead independent lives with the support of low vision services and visual aids. Our optometrists and our trained staff member are always available to discuss individual needs with you. Phone us to make an appointment at a time that suits you.