What is Low Vision?
is a visual impairment that causes you to need more than just glasses or contacts in order to read, watch TV, or do other everyday tasks. It can be a frustrating and limiting condition, but with the correct treatment, there is hope. Low vision can affect peripheral or central vision. You may see dark spots or wavy lines. You could have blurred, fuzzy, or double vision, or you may experience trouble distinguishing detail in low light or when there is low contrast.
What Causes Low Vision?
Some people are born with low vision, but it can also be caused by health conditions that affect the eyes. A few of those conditions are as follows:
- Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)
- Diabetic Retinopathy
- Traumatic Brain Injury
When any of these symptoms occur often, or continue over a period of time, it is important to see a doctor.
How We Can Help
Treatment options are plentiful for sufferers of low vision. A Low Vision Rehabilitation Specialist Optometrist assesses your individual symptoms and needs to make sure you receive the treatment that’s best for you. Your vision needs are often best addressed by combining a number of strategies.
The First Step
If you suffer from low vision, the first step is to call Eyecare Greengate’s Low Vision Treatment Center to schedule a consultation. Discuss your symptoms with one of our doctors, who will take the time to accurately determine the cause of your symptoms and discuss your treatment options with you.
Get the help you need. Call Eyecare Greengate’s Low Vision Treatment Center today. 724-836-0802.