Low Vision is the professional term for partial sight which may occur as a result of birth defects, injury, a complication resulting from disease of the retina – or simply the ageing process.
Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery. It interferes with the ability to perform functional everyday tasks such as shopping, reading, cooking or just watching TV.
Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa, along with other diseases, are causes of low vision.
Most people begin to experience difficulty with daily activities such as reading when their vision reaches 20/70 or worse. In most cases there may not be a cure but you can be helped.
Our low vision specialists, based at our Hyde Park branch, are trained in the examination and management of patients with visual impairments. Whilst we don’t offer a cure for the cause of low vision, we will help you to utilise your remaining vision to its fullest potential.
By providing both optical and non-optical aids as well as integrating strategies for dealing with visual impairment, many of our patients enjoy greater independence and an enhanced quality of life.
We have an extensive range of modern, high-tech aids such as magnifying eyeglasses, bioptic telescopes for driving, electronic visual aids, glare control and enhancing filters and, of course, a comprehensive range of hand-held magnifiers.
Contact us for the chance at an improved quality of life.