Links to Low Vision
At a practical level, low vision means that everyday tasks are hard to do because you can’t see very well. Low vision is a condition that cannot be corrected by medical or surgical treatments, or conventional eyewear.
Low vision is typically a consequence of other diseases. Most commonly, cataracts, age-related macular degeneration, eye cancer, glaucoma, and diabetes result in low vision. Many of these diseases are prone to developing as you age, but that doesn’t necessarily mean you will suffer from low vision.
Low Vision Diagnosis
Low Vision is usually diagnosed during comprehensive eye examinations. If you do have any eye diseases, such as diabetes, regular eye exams are essential. Simcoe Optometric Clinic offers Diabetic Eye Exams, where we focus on the problems in your visual system that arise from this disease. Stay active with ocular health to reduce risking one of your most important senses.