Low Vision Aids

Low vision is defined as reduced optical acuity (<2/10). The patient’s vision remains impaired even after treatment with glasses, contact lenses or an operation.

The main eye condition that leads to low vision and even blindness is macular degeneration. Other conditions include diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, atrophy of the optical nerve and pathological myopia. When low vision is diagnosed in young people it derives from genetic or inherited abnormalities such as hereditary cornea dystrophy and congenital cataract.

Low vision aids are devices that assist patients with reduced optical acuity in their everyday lives. There are special aids for far sight (TV, street signs etc) and for near sight (reading, writing, sewing).

Our low vision patients have the option to get thoroughly examined and then try multiple vision aids.

The aids we provide include telescopes for far vision, magnifying lenses with or without a handle and with light projection towards multiple directions for near sight, reading telescopes, electronic magnifying lenses and electronic screen magnifiers that assist newspaper, book and magazine reading.