Do you feel like your reading glasses aren’t strong enough? Do you feel like you’re bringing papers so close to your eyes and it’s still illegible? Are you finding yourself struggling to easily complete fine movements like thread a needle, play cribbage, or enjoy your favorite hobby because you can’t see close enough?
Uncorrectable through surgery, pharmaceuticals, glasses, or contact lenses, low vision a term used to describe a loss of visual acuity while still retaining partial vision. All ages can be impacted by low vision but particularly in adults age 60 and over.
Some examples of low vision are:
Loss of field of vision
Loss of contrast
Our eyes go through a lot of changes as we get older and there are other diagnoses that can result with a low vision status. Macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts can be leading contributors to low vision. Services for low vision do not cure the cause of vision problems but will utilize the remaining vision to its fullest potential.
If special devices, or optical vision aids, are needed in order to function with everyday activities or hobbies, Family Focus Eye Care has products available from Eschenbach Optik. Eschenbach Optik products include items such as portable hand held magnifiers up to illuminated magnifiers and other electronic devices to make the everyday activities you enjoy, easier.
If you feel you have low vision, we know it can be frustrating, but know you are not alone. Our doctors here at Family Focus Eye Care are more than happy to help you so don’t hesitate to call us at 920-922-7121 to schedule an appointment.
*If you are not a current patient of ours, we prefer you have a referral from your current eye care provider.