Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery and that interferes with the ability to perform everyday abilities. Macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma, and retinitis pigmentosa, along with other diseases, are causes of low vision. Most people begin to experience difficulty with daily activities such as reading when their vision reaches 20/70 or worse and should seek the care of a low vision specialist.
Low vision means that even with regular glasses or contact lenses, everyday tasks are difficult. Reading the mail, shopping, cooking, seeing the television and writing can seem challenging.
Our low vision specialists are trained in the examination and management of patients with visual impairments. Our services do not offer a cure for the cause of low vision, but they do help the patient learn how to utilize their remaining vision to its fullest potential.
By providing both optical and non-optical aids as well as integrating strategies for dealing with visual impairment, many of our patients enjoy greater independence and an enhanced quality of life.
Please note: Low Vision services are only offered at our Nashville location.