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low visionLow Vision refers to various types of visual conditions that require more care than prescribing eyeglasses or contact lenses. Different types of conditions that are common with visual impairment include retinitis pigmentosa, glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and macular degeneration. Low vision issues are extremely common among the elderly. In fact, it is the third most common physical impairment. Fortunately, there is care that can be given to combat the frustrating side effects of low vision.

Contact the Eyesight Associates team today to make an appointment about your low vision issues.

When you make an appointment with one of our doctors about your eye issues, your eyesight will be evaluated, and an action plan will be created to maximize your remaining functional vision. One of the ways we can help you maximize your remaining vision is by the use of low vision aids. There are many types of aids that can make everyday life easier and improve your vision. Consider the following:

  • Absorptive filters
  • Computer-enlarging programs
  • Electronic devices
  • High-powered spectacles
  • Large-print reading materials
  • Magnifiers
  • Telescopes
  • Writing guides

Our Eyesight Associates team can help you determine which aids will be best for your vision issues.

3 Tips for Healthy Eyesight

Of course, preventative care is best to keep your eyesight healthy. (But, if your vision is failing, it’s important to act fast to save your vision.) Fortunately, there are simple ways to care for your eyesight.

First, make sure to get enough sleep. When you sleep, your eyes can rest, recover, and restore any issues that occurred during the day. Second, exercise your eyes. Certain exercises that you can try include focusing on near and far objects, rolling your eyes clockwise and counterclockwise, and massaging your temples. Third, keep a healthy diet. There are various foods that have been proven to boost your eye health.

Whether you need an eye exam or have an issue need correcting, the Eyesight Associates doctors are here to help. Contact us today to schedule an appointment.