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What Is The Best Treatment For Dim Vision
After lasik treatment. NORMO TEARS used. After 4 weeks my left eye infected, then doctor gave TOBAFLAM, Redif and vigamox. Now low vision in left, why?
Immediate exam: Please return or obtain a second opinion: this sounds like a serious infection. ...Read more
Dim vision: Occurs when a person perceives what that see as as less light -so what is around them seems less bright. ...Read more
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 more
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
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
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
Device: Use magnifiers and other devices for low vision to help them read, brighter lights or good lighting. Bigger prints. ...Read more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Good programs: The va has comprehensive eye examinations available (ask for an ophthalmologist exam - not optometric) which can identify the source of low vision - eyeglass need, surface injury, blast injury, nerve damage, retinal damage, cortex damage. Programs of rehabilitation, low vision training, mobility, compensation, etc are all available. ...Read more
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
What to do if I'm having spects diopter (minus) -1.5; am I eligible for 40% disability certificate for low vision?
What do you suggest if I'm having spects diopter (minus) -1.5; am I eligible for 40% disability certificate for low vision?
Probably OK: If you wear eyeglasses and see perfectly, then you are not eligibile for disability. Disability measures vision loss by the lowering of the best corrected vision. Since 70% of the population requires eyeglasses, then all of the disability money would be used up by making eligible anyone who needs glasses as the only health defect. ...Read more
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