Low Vision

Low vision is a term used to describe visual conditions where the vision is significantly low and cannot be corrected with glasses, surgery or any medication.

What is low vision?

Low vision is a vision problem that makes it hard to do everyday activities. It can’t be fixed with glasses, contact lenses, or other standard treatments like medicine or surgery. 

You may have low vision if you can’t see well enough to do things like: 

  • Read 

  • Drive 

  • Recognize people’s faces 

  • Tell colors apart 

  • See your television or computer screen clearly 

What are the types of low vision?

The type of low vision that you have depends on the disease or condition that caused your low vision. The most common types of low vision are:  

  • Central vision loss (not being able to see things in the center of your vision) 

  • Peripheral vision loss (not being able to see things out of the corners of your eyes) 

  • Night blindness (not being able to see in low light) 

  • Blurry or hazy vision 

HOW DO I KNOW IF I HAVE LOW VISION?

Symptoms

  • Cataracts

  • Macular Degeneration

  • Diabetic Retinopathy

  • Glaucoma

  • Retinitis Pigmentosa

  • Eye Injury