Low vision is a visual impairment that makes performing everyday activities difficult, resulting in a loss of quality of life. Learn about the causes of low vision and how our Calgary optometrists can help resolve any issues you may have.
Low vision is a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with contact lenses, eyeglasses, medicine, or surgery. This can affect an individual’s life significantly as it makes it hard to perform everyday activities, including:
At My Optometrist Calgary, not only do we believe in the importance of uncomplicated access to healthcare, but we also deeply believe that knowledge is power. By educating our patients, we aim to empower them to manage their ocular health and make informed decisions about their visual devices.
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A low vision optometrist is one that has the knowledge and training to assist patients with low vision by assessing their visual needs and making recommendations for glasses, lenses, and any visual aids that will help improve their quality of life.
Such a professional can help in the examination, treatment, and management of patients with eye conditions that are not treatable or correctable by surgery, glasses, or medicine.
By training patients in the use of magnifiers and high powered lenses, they can help you function at your best with your vision loss.
If you are suffering from low vision and you’re wondering if it’s time to see an optometrist, you should ask yourself these three questions:
Low vision refers to a visual impairment that cannot be corrected through surgery, contact lenses, glasses, or medication. In most cases, it is characterized by partial sight and can affect people of all ages, but it is most prevalent in older adults.
Here are some causes of low vision:
Alternatively, you can contact our clinics at 403-256-0606 (Health First Optometry), 403-291-0923 (Sunridge Vision Centre), or 403-443-2040 (Three Hills Optometry).
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