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How do I find low vision products?

How do I find low vision products?

Low vision doc: Low vision specialists can help you decide which products will help you out so you aren't wasting money trying out several products. They can also get insurances to pay for some of these aides. Often you can find them cheaper online, once you know what you need. ...Read more

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Dr. Brad Goldenberg
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Poor Vision (Definition)

Poor vision means vision is worse than 20/40. Best vision is 20/20. Most common cause is a need for new glasses, uncorrected astigmatism, cataract, dry eyes, lazy eye. Other possible causes include a poor diet (lack of veggies), macular degeneration, glaucoma. Let us know if you ...Read more


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Where can I find good dogs for low vision?

Where can I find good dogs for low vision?

Local blindness help: Most communities of substantial size have community agencies for the blind and visually impaired. Contact them for help, and for assignment to seeing eye dog agencies if you qualify,. They will need a referral and information about your blindness and prognosis. ...Read more

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Where is a good place to live if one has low vision?

Where is a good place to live if one has low vision?

???: Near your ophthalmologist office or your optometrist? If you meant where in the country is it best to live, no answer. ...Read more

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What is the definition or description of: Low vision?

What is the definition or description of: Low vision?

Low vision: Low vision = visual acuity is 20/70 or less & can't be corrected with glasses. Usually related to some form of eye disease. ...Read more

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I have low vision. Does anyone know any ways I can read ipad?

I have low vision. Does anyone know any ways I can read ipad?

Call Apple: They may have some suggestions/apps for low vision. Books on ipad have adjustable fonts as well so you can make it large and easier to read. ...Read more

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Is it appropriate for me to use a white cane with low vision and physical impairment?

Is it appropriate for me to use a white cane with low vision and physical impairment?

Absolutely!: A folding support cane, painted white with a red tip, is available and entirely appropriate for your situation. There are no regulations regarding who can or cannot purchase or use a white cane in public. For persons with macular degeneration, the white cane may be the only outward sign that the individual is living with a profound visual disability. ...Read more

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Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Dim vision and difficulty seeing in low light. Are they related?

Yes, possibly!: This could be due to diabetes. Also retinopathy, macular degeneration, and many other things. You need to get this checked out by an ophthalmologist and pronto! ...Read more

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What can I do about low vision driving ?

What can I do about low vision driving ?

Don't drive: You should meet your state requirements for driving eligibility. There are telescopes built into lenses which can allow you to see better on a visual chart but these limit the peripheral vision which is critical for driving and they are dangerous. Consider the danger you place yourself and others if you try to drive with vision not meeting the standard. ...Read more

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Do children lose ability with low vision?

Do children lose ability with low vision?

Not exactly: They have greater challenges, but with good training, they can be very productive members of society. Low vision doesn't equal low intelligence. ...Read more

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What low-vision aids are available and where?

What low-vision aids are available and where?

Low vision doc: Magnifiers, high powered lenses and cctv's with magnification are all available and helpful. Low vision specialists can help you decide which products will help you out so you aren't wasting money trying out several products. They can also get insurances to pay for some of these aides. Often you can find them cheaper online, once you know what you need. ...Read more

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I have low vision, can video glasses be used?

No harm in trying: While video-gamer glasses will not harm your eyes, applications for low vision have been limited due to the bulk, weight and induced blockage of the visual field. Sitting close to a large screen video monitor with spectacle correction for your working distance is a convenient (and wireless) approach to create a large print working environment. A low-vision rehabilitation specialist can demonstrate. ...Read more

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Can you fix low vision with corrective lenses?

Somewhat: High power reading glasses and magnifiers are used in low vision and can greatly improve vision in some people. ...Read more

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How do you maintain your independence with low vision?

How do you maintain your independence with low vision?

Adjustments: Adjusting ones life to accommodate low-vision requires behavioral changes, optical and non-optical adaptive aids. A video-magnifier will help you spot read even down to the profound low-vision range. Large print or talking books (and the kindle) will help you with reading to learn. Driving may not be possible but inquire about paratransit scrip. A low-vision rehabilitation specialist may help you. ...Read more

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How does low-vision rehabilitation at home improve vision?

Task of daily living: A thorough low vision evaluation will conclude with recommendations for devices and techniques for improving a person's ability to cope with diminished vision. This can include cooking, sewing, reading, tv viewing, adjusting the thermostat and many other everyday activities which are difficult for people with impaired eyesight. ...Read more

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What housing should an elder get if she has a low vision problem?

One story: A one level domicile with wide passageways and good contrast between different areas. Solid surface floors that are continuous throughout the home are helpful. A low vision specialist can make helpful recommendations. ...Read more

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What should you do to help a mentally retarded child with low vision?

What should you do to help a mentally retarded child with low vision?

Device: Use magnifiers and other devices for low vision to help them read, brighter lights or good lighting. Bigger prints. ...Read more

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I have a son 12 yrs who goes swimming . Is it okay for him to swim if he has low vision?

I have a son 12 yrs  who goes swimming . Is it okay for him to swim if he has low vision?

Eye doctor: I would recommend that you take your son to an eye doctor. Does your son swim for recreation or competition? They do have prescription goggles that can benefit your son, i believe. Don't take chances. Get to a doctor soon. ...Read more

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Please tell me what could possibly cause darker vision or like dim vision other than cataracts?

Dim Vision: Dimming of vision or darkening of vision can be due to: optic nerve issue/damage/glaucoma; blood vessel/artery abnormality; macular anomaly; need for new glasses , lid droop, corneal anomalies (less likely) ...Read more

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Being able to see only light or shapes, does that make you have low vision or are you considered blind?

Being able to see only light or shapes, does that make you have low vision or are you considered blind?

Near Total Blindness: Normal = 20/20 - 20/25 near normal = 20/30 - 20/60 moderate low-vision = 20/70 - 20/120 severe low-vision = 20/160 - 20/400 profound low-vision = 20/500 - 20/2000 near total blindness = <20/2000 blindness = no light perception "legal" blindness is usually 20/200 or less in the better seeing eye with correction, constriction to a 10 degree radius, or an equivalent combination of the two. ...Read more

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Dr. Richard Bensinger
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Vision (Definition)

Vision is a feature of a person's brain that allows him to see. He must have normal eyes, optic nerves (that stretch from the eyes to the back of his brain), and visual cortex (the vision center in the brain), in order to see properly. An ophthalmologist is a ...Read more


Dr. Daniel Schainholz
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Low Vision (Definition)

Low vision = visual acuity is 20/70 or less & can't be corrected with glasses. Usually related to some ...Read more