What is Low Vision?

Eye examLow Vision is a term used when traditional eye care can no longer help. So, when do you need low vision services?

Typically, individuals seek out Low Vision Services when they are told by their doctors that they have no medication, procedures, glasses or contacts to help their vision. This conversation can be a scary one, but we're here to help!

Common causes of low vision

According to the CDC, the most common causes of blindness and low vision in the United States are usually age related, however, low vision is associated with any of the following:
  • Macular degeneration
  • Cataracts
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Amblyopia
  • Retinopothy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Retinal detachment
  • Acquired (traumatic) brain injury
  • Eye cancer
  • Albinism
  • Genetic eye disorders

What it is like living with Low Vision?

There are millions of people living with low vision. These videos tell the stories of what it is like living with low vision, why there is hope, and ways you can keep your independence. See Videos.

Getting help

The good news is with specialized services and assistive technology options, you can get help! To get more information, visit Low Vision Services.

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