People suffering from low vision may not only face difficulty seeing things around them but also stand at an increased risk of serious vision complications. Over here we discuss useful facts to help you know more about low vision:
1) Different types of low vision:-
There are different types of low vision. The common ones include:
- Blurred vision – lack of clarity in near and distant vision.
- Night blindness – difficulty in seeing during nighttime and in poorly lit places such as theatres.
- Hazy vision – dim field of vision.
- Loss of peripheral vision – loss of vision on either sides and above and below the eye level.
- Loss of central vision – a blind spot in the centre of the field of vision.
2) Low vision is the result of a variety of eye conditions and/or injuries:-
People suffering from eye conditions such as Glaucoma, Cancer of the eye, Macular Degeneration, Cataracts, Diabetes, and Eye trauma can develop low vision as their condition progresses over time.
3) Knowing when to get an eye exam:-
If you notice changes in your vision and experience symptoms such as nearsightedness, or farsightedness, it’s best to consult an eye doctor to start early treatment and lower the risk of further vision complications.
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4) “Low vision” is a term used by eye care professionals:-
“Low vision” is a term widely used by eye care professionals to describe visual impairment which cannot be corrected by eye surgery, medicine, contact lenses, and standard glasses.
5) Living with low vision:-
Although low vision creates difficulties in doing everyday tasks, people suffering from the eye condition can maintain or regain their quality of life by taking different measures such as regularly following up with the doctor, joining support groups, using the visual aid(s) prescribed by the eye doctor.
6) The degree of sight loss in low vision can vary:-
The degree of sight loss in a person with low vision can depend upon the nature and severity of the existing eye condition. Age can be another important determining factor.
7) Diagnosis of low vision:-
Eye doctors conduct a comprehensive eye exam to diagnose the eye condition. During eye check-up for low vision, the eye doctor may test your visual fields, depth perception, and visual acuity using special charts and magnifiers.
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