LOW VISION AIDS
The Clinic aims to provide the best possible management for persons with low vision.
What is Low vision?
Best corrected visual acuity of 6/18 or less and / or field of vision of 10 degree or less
In simple words…
People who are unable to see objects (say a person’s face) beyond maximum of 3m i.e., 10 feet distance (with their spectacle correction) and / or people those who have side vision difficulty are said to have low vision.
When ordinary eye glasses, contact lenses or intraocular lens implants cannot provide sharp sight, an individual is said to have low vision. Although reduced central or reading vision is common, low vision may also result from decreased side (peripheral) vision, a reduction or loss of clarity of vision, or the eye's inability to properly adjust to light or glare.
The Clinic helps in enhancing the existing potential vision of the patients Difficulties dealt…
- Recognizing faces at distance
- Watching TV
- Seeing black board (for students)
- Reading fine print / writing
- Computer tasks / Mobile tasks
- Glare problems
Most common conditions seen in the clinic
- Congenital cataract / Aphakia
- Retinitis Pigmentosa
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Age related macular degeneration
- Heredomacular degeneration (eg: Stargardt’s disease)
- Optic nerve problems (eg: Optic atrophy)
Low Vision Aids (LVA)These are devices that can help people with visual disability see better for near and/or distance.
Various magnifying lenses/devices, including Dome, pocket, illuminated and electronic magnifiers can be used to provide better near vision for the clearer reading of magazines, newspapers, maps, documents and bills.
There is a large variety of telescopes including monocular and binocular telescopes, focusable and fixed designs, hand held and spectacle mounted –all with a diverse range of magnification, to help visual disabled patients with distance vision.