Living with low vision can make the most basic of everyday activities, such as reading, writing and cooking a challenge. People who suffer from this condition may find it hard to recognize faces, colors and objects. This kind of vision cannot always be remedied with regular glasses, surgery or medicine. Low vision is a condition that can be treated. Patients have to learn how to get the most out of their remaining eyesight so they can stay independent and enjoy the best quality of life possible.
Orillia Optometry provides eye care and eyewear services for people who suffer from poor vision. Depending on your situation and the severity of your condition, we can offer alternative treatment options that don’t involve surgery. Our clinic specializes in treating children, adults and seniors with low vision challenges.
Low vision is eyesight that is 20/80 or lower. People who have poor eyesight may not be able to benefit from the use of eyeglasses or contact lenses. To help patients maintain their active lifestyles, our Optometrist can guide you on how to use your limited vision so you can find new ways of doing the activities you love.
Some eye diseases, such as glaucoma and macular degeneration can lead to low vision. People who have diabetes are at an increased risk for the condition as well. These eye conditions can develop at any age, at any time, but are more likely to occur in older people. Low vision can also occur as a result of eye cancer or a brain injury. If you suffer from any of these health issues or have a higher than normal risk for them, you have a greater chance of having poor eyesight.
Types of low vision include:
It is important to have your eyes examined every 12 to 24 months to diagnose eye diseases and issues. Regular eye exams can lead to early diagnosis and early treatment. People with low vision who receive early treatment and rehabilitation for their eyesight have a better outcome.
If you suspect you have low vision or are concerned about your eye health, don’t hesitate to contact Orillia Optometry to schedule an appointment with our Optometrist for vision testing and treatment.