Low Vision

What is Low Vision?

Low Vision is a permanent loss of vision that cannot be improved with ordinary eyeglasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery.

What causes Low Vision?

Low Vision can be a result of either congenital or acquired factors among other:

  • Cataract
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa
  • Stargardt`s Syndrome
  • Retinal Detachments
  • Glaucoma
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Albinism

How to assist your loved ones with loss of vision

Independent empowerment of a loved one suffering from Low Vision would be your responsibility as a friend or family member. To recognise the challenges of vision loss, yet allowing mastering of individual tasks.  The ideal would be assisting within a multidisciplinary team. This team consisting of Ophthalmology, Optometry, Occupational Therapy and support groups to diagnose and treat, assist with rehabilitation and supply suitable visual assistive devices to maximise the independence of individuals.


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