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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

Dr. Richard Bensinger
1,641 doctors shared insights

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


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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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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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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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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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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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Can stress cause me to have dim vision and trouble recognizing some words?

Not directly: Stress should not directly affect the eyes, but associated problems like hypertension or medication side effects might. If a person does a lot of intensive visual work, there may be a need for glasses that would help. Rarely, stress has been associated with a type of retinal swelling that is usually self limited, but would have to be diagnosed by an ophthalmologist. ...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?

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?

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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Dr. Mitchell Vogel
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Dim Vision (Definition)

Dim vision is a clinical finding in which a person's eyes receive and transmit to the brain a lower level of "light" than normal, making settings appear as if ...Read more


Dr. Linda Callaghan
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Poor Vision (Definition)

Decreased visual acuity is a loss of visual clarity. It can be a normal part of aging, be nearsightedness or farsightedness, or be due to changes in the ...Read more