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Causes Of Low Vision
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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
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
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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 moreSee 1 more doctor answer
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