Low Vision Aids

A notable visual state of being impaired that cannot be fixed entirely with glasses, contact lenses, medication or eye surgery is termed as low vision. It is created by severe eye disease, in which visual acuity in the vigorous eye is 20/70 or smaller. Another situation can be where there is a vital loss of visual field. Constriction to 20 degrees or shorter, termed tunnel vision.

Visual acuity of that a person with 20/70 vision who is 20 feet from an eye chart view what a person with unimpaired or 20/20 vision can view from 70 feet away. Low vision can affect people of all ages, but it is linked essentially with adults up to the age of 60 and above.

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Low Vision Aids: Causes

Causes and common patterns of low vision which cannot be changed comprise:

  • Blurred or partially obscured central vision: Macular degeneration (both, age-related, and hereditary)
  • Blind spots, blurriness and visual distortions: Diabetic retinopathy
  • Poor peripheral vision, or tunnel vision: Glaucoma
  • Poor peripheral vision, and inability to see in the dark: Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Eye injuries
  • The poor central vision which may progress to no light perception: Optic neuropathies which may be inherited or acquired (toxic)

Low Vision Aids

Magnifying Spectacles

Magnifying spectacles are worn like eyeglasses and help you see better for tasks like reading, threading a needle, stitching, etc. These are hands-free magnifiers, allowing you to work with your hands.

Stand Magnifiers

These magnifiers are located away from the eye, on the object one is attempting to read. The handheld versions are likewise accessible for reading, and these normally have built-in lights. In case one have a tremor or arthritis, stand magnifiers are greatly suited for one.


Telescopes may be attached to eyeglasses or be like binoculars, and are used to see objects or signs far away.

Video Magnifiers

These electronic devices make printed pages and pictures seem larger. The reasonably available and easy-to-use video magnifiers are smartphones and tablets. They allow one to enhance the variation and font size of texts.

Low Vision Techniques

There are numerous ways and techniques for low vision. Some of them are :

  • Enhance the lighting in the house. Replace light bulbs with bulbs of greater voltage. Make all nooks and crannies are enough interpreted to limit errors and increase visibility.
  • Reduce the habit of glaring. Adjust light fixtures to minimise Shield your eyes from dazzle by wearing sunglasses and a wide-brimmed hat or a dupatta/ stole wrapped around your face shielding your eyes.
  • Use heavy, bold felt tip markers for writing and shopping lists: Use a whiteboard to mark essential dates and calendars.
  • Exclusive low vision devices like watches, remotes, and thermostats that talk back are too readily accessible, and affordable.


Talk with an expert in the Clinic low vision specialty group will involve the following:

  • Low vision evaluation: A medical expert will examine the patient to discover how low vision is harming him or her and their family.
  • Complete vision exam: One may already have acquired an eye exam from an eye doctor. But while visiting the Clinic of the low vision specialty group, a doctor will provide a long gentle vision exam. This exam serves to pinpoint which lenses or low-vision devices will help one to obtain the sharpest possible picture.
  • Follow-up and referral: One may be referred to an occupational therapist for training in the use of low-vision aids, or the medical social worker can refer you to agencies or organizations in your area that help visually impaired people.

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Frequently Asked Questions

How will one evaluate that the glasses received by him/her will work?

While the evaluation, the patient will use the original low-vision telescope, microscope, and prismatic glasses on the tasks wanted. The doctor and the patient view that they work before they are ordered. This will be done repeatedly when the patient chooses the glasses. We never order glasses until the patient understands that they working.

What will I do, If my vision changes after receiving the Glasses?

Almost regularly, prescriptions and magnification levels can be modified without the requirement for an entirely fresh pair of glasses. We offer a 12-month guarantee if the prescription switches at no charge to the patient. It is striking that changes are actually rarely required.

What do you mean by low vision testing?

A low vision test is distinct from a normal eye test presented by an optometrist. This test is normally given by an optometrist or ophthalmologist who practices low vision. It is practiced to decide how visual impairment changes daily life and guides tools to improve the remaining vision.

A low vision is considered a disability?

There is no disability listing, especially for low vision, but the SSA does have a listing for vision loss or blindness.

Can 20 70 vision be corrected with wearing glasses?

Low vision is important to vision impairment that normally appears from serious eye disease or an injury. Vision loss is defined by either decreased visual acuity i.e. to 20/70 or worse. Also, the decreased field of view, can’t be entirely fixed with glasses.

What are the symptoms of low vision?

People with low vision may feel the resulting symptoms:

  • Lack of central vision.
  • Blurred vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision  
  • Dark vision
Are their many causes of low visions?

Yes, there are many reasons for low vision. Some of them are :

  • Macular degeneration
  • Diabetes/Diabetic retinopathy
  • Glaucoma  
  • Cataracts  
  • Retinitis pigmentosa
  • Inherited diseases  
  • Eye injury
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