WHAT IS IT?
Low vision is not blindness – it is impaired vision that cannot be fully restored by surgery, medical treatments, or conventional eyeglasses or contact lenses.
WHY DOES IT OCCUR?
When an individual's eyesight cannot be corrected to better than 20/200 with lenses, then he/she is diagnosed as having low vision. Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy and genetic diseases are just some of the causes of this diminished vision.
HOW COMMON IS IT?
Low vision is very common: More than 15 million Americans have some form of visual impairment.
HOW IS IT TREATED?
We can design and tailor a treatment specifically to help you improve your vision. Our goal is to help you make the most of the eyesight you have so you can do more of the things you need and want to do — whether it's reading a book, shopping, watching television or doing crafts.