Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss and even blindness. The sooner glaucoma is detected and treated, the better the outcome. Regular comprehensive eye exams are the only way to catch glaucoma early, when it can still be managed.
Low vision patients can greatly benefit from having a support person in the exam room with them, as he or she can provide emotional support and guidance during and after visits to the eye doctor.
People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) gradually experience vision loss that makes reading a challenging task. Fortunately, various strategies and vision aids can help those with AMD see more clearly and read more comfortably.
Low vision patients have a good reason to be upset. Dr. Richard Shuldiner, the founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Optometrists, explains why in an article he published in the Optometric Management Magazine.
Different types of low vision glasses and devices enable macular degeneration patients to cope with vision loss. Telescopic lenses enable you to recognize faces, whereas microscopic lenses or prismatic reading glasses help you read or write.
Many people who live with Best disease —a form of juvenile macular degeneration — can still drive and keep their driver's license. Low vision aids, such as bioptic telescope glasses provided by a low vision optometrist, are one possible solution.
Are you frustrated that your poor vision is it getting in the way of life? Is it hard to do simple things, such as seeing your adorable grandchildren's faces?