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March is Women’s Eye Health Month

Embrace Your Vision  As we celebrate the strength and achievements of women, we also want to spotlight the importance of eye health in women's lives. Learn why regular eye exams are crucial for women and discover how Low Vision Of Tennessee can help care for your vision. Why Women Need...

Macular Degeneration: Optimize your Vision

We can help patients with AMD to maximize usable vision so they can keep doing the things they love. Macular degeneration occurs when the macula—the central portion of the retina—begins to wear down, causing central vision loss. People who suffer from macular degeneration tend to lose their "straight ahead" vision,...

Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

Glaucoma is a leading causes of blindness in the US and Canada Fortunately, with early detection and treatment it can be controlled. Even if you show no signs of glaucoma, there are ways to prevent it from developing or keep it from progressing. Booking regular eye exams with your eye...

Uncontrolled Diabetes can Lead to Vision Loss

Glaucoma, diabetic retinopathy, and cataracts are all eye diseases and the risk of developing these sight-threatening conditions increases if you have diabetes.

How to Read with Macular Degeneration

Use magnifying glasses, electronic devices with adjustable text size, and bright lighting to aid reading if you have macular degeneration.

Have Low Vision? Cook Safely and Independently With These Tips

If you love to cook but have low vision, working in the kitchen safely and independently can be challenging. At Low Vision of Tennessee in Nashville we offer our low vision patients practical advice and low vision aids and devices so they can keep doing the things they love.

Struggling With Low Vision? We Can Help!

If you or your loved one is struggling with low vision, please don't lose hope. Low vision technology helps people with severe vision loss maximize their vision so they can do the things they love. Read on to learn more about ways low vision aids, devices and glasses can help patients live more independent, full lives.

Low Vision Aids: Enhance Your Vision & Start Living Again

If you've been diagnosed with macular degeneration, glaucoma, or other sight-robbing eye diseases, don't lose hope. Low vision aids such as magnifiers, special glasses and devices can help those with vision loss lead an active life.

Age Reversal Diet May Lower the Risk of Macular Degeneration

A recent scientific study suggests that it may be possible to slow down or even reverse the aging process. Read on to learn how this could impact the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and how Low Vision of Tennessee can help.

What Type of Sunglasses Are Best For People With Low Vision?

Sunglasses are important for everyone, and especially for people with low vision. Here are several things to consider when purchasing a new pair of sunglasses.

Low Vision and Visual Hallucinations

Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes vision loss, but it can also cause visual hallucinations, the hallmark of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). Learn about AMD-related visual hallucinations and how to manage them.

Coping with Low Vision? 5 Ways to Make Your Home Safer

Having low vision can lead to frequent falls and other accidents.  Here are 5 tips to make your home safer and easier to navigate.

Dating With Low Vision

For people with low vision, dating can sometimes feel daunting. Our eye doctors are here to offer tips to make dating easier and more comfortable for those with low vision.

How to Know If You’re at Risk for Glaucoma

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.

The 3rd Person in the Exam Room

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.

Reading Tips For Those With Macular Degeneration

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.

Why All Low Vision Patients Are Upset

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.

Is It Possible to Read and Write With Macular Degeneration?

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.

I Have Best Disease. Will I Be Able to Drive?

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.

Where Can I Find a Low Vision Doctor?

Where Can I Find A Low Vision Doctor? Reading your favorite books is difficult. You squint a lot while watching TV. When friends or family come to visit, you find it hard to clearly see their faces. Driving is hard because the street signs, exit ramps, and other cars seem...

When to Contact a Low Vision Doctor

When To Contact A Low Vision Doctor: When You Can’t See To Do What You Want To Do When you break your leg, you feel the pain of the fracture and visit a doctor to repair the broken limb. When you hurt your back, you go to a chiropractor to...

Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors

Why AMD Patients Need 2 Doctors Central vision is an important element of your overall vision, allowing you to see images and objects as you look straight ahead. This function affects your ability to read books, drive a car, watch TV, or recognize faces of the people you love. For...

Top 8 Lighting Tips for People With Low Vision

You’ve got Low Vision and you need some ways of minimizing the effects on your daily activities. One of the best ways to do this is with lighting. Changing the lighting in your home or office can make a significant, positive impact on your functional vision. Check out Dr. Jim...

Trouble Seeing Your Grandkids’ Faces?

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?

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