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
- 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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