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Low Vision Care Clinic

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Vision loss that cannot be corrected by ordinary eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. A person with low vision has extremely limited sight that interferes with daily activities.

What are the causes Low Vision?

  • Stroke/ brain injury.

  • Retinitis pigmentosa.

  • Optic Nerve disease.

  • Albinism.

  • Nystagmus.

  • Cortical Visual Impairment.

What are the Symptoms?

 

  • Blank spots, dark spots or wavy lines in the centre of your vision..

  • Blurred, hazy or cloudy vision or double vision..

  • Loss of side (peripheral) vision or colour vision.

What are the benefits of Vision Management?

  • Increase functionality - Make the most of the remaining vision.

  • Difficulty reading.

  • Problems writing/ completing paperwork.

  • Inability to recognize distance objects and faces.

  • Loss of peripheral vision (visual field)

  • Location of scotoma important!

  • Generalized loss of visual field difficult to compensate for.

  • Reading may require adaptations.

  • Mobility and independent travel

  • Glare and contrast.

  • Need for additional lighting.

  • Problems with glare.

  • Increased adjustment to changes in illumination.

  • Visual discomfort and fatigue.