Low Vision

Ophthalmology & LASIK and Cataract Surgeons located in Plainville, MA

Low Vision

Low Vision services offered in Plainville, MA

If you’re among the 4 million Americans with low vision, you may struggle to read a book, drive a car, or even get around your home safely. At Todani Eye Associates, in Plainville, Massachusetts, experienced ophthalmologist Amit Todani, MD, and the team offer low vision support to help you see and function better in your day-to-day activities. Book your eye exam online or call the office for low vision help today.

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Low Vision

What is low vision?

Low vision is vision that isn’t fully correctable using glasses, contact lenses, or medical treatments. But, even if you have low vision, there are still many ways that you can adapt to it so you can continue to live a normal life. 

What problems can low vision cause?

Low vision can cause difficulties with many of your routine activities, including:

  • Reading
  • Cooking
  • Driving a car
  • Participating in sports
  • Watching television
  • Doing hobbies like painting, knitting, or jigsaw puzzles

Low vision can even threaten your mobility. For example, if you have difficulty seeing well in low light conditions or you have poor vision contrast, you may be at risk of stumbling and falling in the course of your normal daily movements at home. 

What causes low vision?

In many cases, low vision is related to eye conditions including:

  • Glaucoma
  • Cataracts
  • Age-related macular degeneration
  • Diabetic retinopathy
  • Keratoconus

Low vision can also occur with other eye conditions. While the conditions that cause low vision are treatable and manageable, they’re not always curable. 

Todani Eye Associates can prescribe the most effective treatments to manage your condition. If those treatments can’t fully correct your condition, your provider can recommend low-vision aids to help you see as well as possible. 

What does low-vision rehabilitation include?

Low-vision rehabilitation is comprehensive care that helps you to maximize the vision you have while improving your safety and quality of life. Some of the many different ways that you can improve your vision during low-vision rehabilitation include:

  • Magnifying glasses
  • Telescopes
  • Large print books
  • Talking digital devices
  • Electronic magnifiers
  • Screen readers  

There are also a variety of other low vision devices that may help you to see better. Additionally, your Todani Eye Associates provider may recommend changes in your home, like brighter lighting or decor with sharply contrasting colors rather than shades in the same color spectrum.

Your specific low vision rehab plan depends on the visual challenges you face, the activities you want to do, and your particular eye condition. Todani Eye Associates can customize a low-vision rehabilitation plan that helps you to continue the same activities you’ve always enjoyed. 

Todani Eye Associates offers comprehensive support to improve quality of life in people who struggle with low vision. If you need some help to function better with low vision, call the office or click on the online scheduling tool to make an appointment today.