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Low-Vision Services

Low Vision

When you’re diagnosed with low vision, learn how to make the most of your eyesight with Cone Health’s low-vision rehabilitation program.

What is Low Vision?

You have low vision if you experience a partial vision loss that can’t be corrected by glasses or surgery. Low vision makes it difficult for you to accomplish everyday activities such as:

  • Pouring liquids, setting dials on the stove, chopping food and other household tasks
  • Reading small print
  • Recognizing people when they’re close
  • Seeing steps, stairs or curbs
  • Writing checks or filling out forms

Find an Opthalmologist

If you’re experiencing symptoms of low vision, make an appointment with a Cone Health Medical Group ophthalmologist for a comprehensive eye examination.

Causes of Low Vision

Low vision may be caused by conditions such as:

  • Age-related macular degeneration (AMD)
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Neurological conditions, such as stroke, brain injury and multiple sclerosis

Low-Vision Rehabilitation Services

Partner with an occupational therapist (OT) specially trained in low-vision therapy to develop an individualized plan to help you live safely and complete daily living tasks as independently as possible.

Your plan may include:

  • Making simple changes to your home environment so that items are easier to see, find or use
  • Learning how to modify activities so they can be completed more easily
  • Using low-vision aids, such as magnifying lenses and video enlargement systems
  • Incorporating adaptive technology, such as telephones with extra-large buttons or speech software for your computer

Learn more about things you can do to adapt to living with low vision.

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