What is it?
Low Vision is an impairment that cannot be corrected with standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. With low vision, activities like reading, shopping, cooking, writing and watching TV may be hard to do.
Difficulty with the following (even when using glasses or contact lenses):
- Recognizing faces
- Selecting/matching colors of clothing
- Watching TV
- Driving a car
What are the causes?
Certain eye diseases can cause low vision, including:
- Macular Degeneration
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
These and others can be possibly prevented and discovered, here at Strohecker Vision Care
DIAGNOSIS & TREATMENT
If you notice the previous signs/symptoms please call us to schedule a low vision evaluation. We can help you pursue vision rehabilitation (helping you adapt to your vision loss and maintain your quality of life, using the vision you have).
You can still do the same things, just in new ways!
Using low-vision aids and low-vision techniques, you can have assistance with your every day tasks. Low Vision Aids Include: magnifying spectacles, stand magnifiers, hand magnifiers and telescopes. Non-optical devices can include: talking electronics, large print reading material, purchasing everyday controls with larger font and contrasting colors. Low Vision techniques include: increasing the lighting in your home, reducing glare inside and outside, creating more color contrast around your house, and using heavy and bold markers when writing or making lists, etc.