What kinds of daily vision problems can be helped with low vision care?
- Loss of detail vision for activities such as reading, recognizing faces, seeing signs, driving, the classroom, TV and computer screens
- Loss of side vision for walking, reading and hand-eye coordination
Special devices, called low vision aids, can often allow individuals to gain much useful vision. These range from simple magnifiers to complex optical and electronic systems. Low vision experts perform special testing to determine the optimal magnification and type of device(s) appropriate for the individual’s needs and functioning goals.
If you don’t already visit a low vision specialist, ask your eyecare provider for a referral or use our locator to search for a provider nearest you. Please note that not all low vision specialists can be found on this provider listing.
You can also search online for a low vision specialist in your area using the following terms”
- “low vision specialist”
- “low vision aids,”
- “low vision care,”
- “vision loss,”
- “Vision Rehabilitation.”