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Low vision is the term used to describe significant visual impairment that can't be corrected fully with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery. Poor vision that cannot be corrected with eyeglasses or contact lenses could be the first sign of a serious eye disease such as age-related macular degeneration, glaucoma or retinitis pigmentosa. Or it could mean you are developing a cataract that needs removal.

Whatever the case, it's wise to take action before further vision loss occurs. If Dr Himanshu Mehta finds that you have vision loss that cannot be corrected adequately with standard eyewear, medical treatment or surgery, he will help you take the next steps toward coping with your new situation.

He can evaluate the degree and type of vision loss you have, prescribe appropriate low vision aids such as lighted handheld magnifiers, digital desktop magnifiers and bioptic telescopes, and help you learn how to use them. Newer options include handheld digital magnifiers for shopping or eating out, as well as software that simplifies computer use with magnification and text-to-speech features.

Causes Of Low Vision Eye diseases are a common cause of low vision. For example:

  • Hazy, blurry vision can result from cataracts.
  • Blurred or partially obscured central vision is typical of macular degeneration.
  • Diabetic retinopathy causes blind spots, blurriness and visual distortions.
  • Poor peripheral vision is a hallmark of glaucoma.
  • Retinitis pigmentosa reduces peripheral vision and the ability to see in the dark.
  • Light sensitivity and loss of contrast are other symptoms of these and other diseases.
  • Heredity and eye injuries can result in low vision.
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