Seniors often suffer from age-related conditions (such as glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy) that compromise their visual acuity to the point where they experience vision impairment that ranges from fairly moderate to near blindness. When corrective lenses and medications yield only moderate benefit, those with limited visual ability are said to have “low vision.” If so, they may experience difficulty reading, telling time, deciphering food labels, and a host of other problems. Fortunately, a low-vision specialist can help mitigate these problems by prescribing special devices (some as simple as a magnifying glass) and strategies that help low-vision individuals make the most of their remaining vision. Low-vision aids help preserve independence and maintain social contact.
You rely on your vision to enjoy TV programs, drive, and interact with the world around you. Just as you have routine dental and physical examinations, it’s important to have routine eye health examinations. This is especially important for older adults and people with a family history of retinal problems. We use state-of-the-art computerized equipment to detect vision problems in their early stages and create individualized management programs.
P.S. Low-vision individuals can benefit from TV-screen enlargers that create bigger images and EZ-Fill liquid level indicators that buzz when a cup is sufficiently full.