Are you having trouble accomplishing your everyday tasks due to poor vision? If so you may well be suffering from low vision, and will benefit from low vision therapy. Many patients needing assistance with Takoma Park low vision are able to find help from our caring and highly trained optometrists at Maple Lawn Eye Care Center.
At our eye care practice we are happy to have three expert optometrists on staff. They are Dr. Jacalyn R. Ely; Dr. Sanford Cohen; and Dr. Fawziya Mirza. When a patient has low vision, they have loss of sight that cannot be corrected by conventional aids such as eyeglasses or contact lenses, or by surgery. When a patient has low vision they are not suffering from total blindness because they still have the use of some sight which can be improved upon using other methods. Patients who are suffering from Takoma Park low vision, have been able to return to doing many everyday tasks using vision aids that have been prescribed by our optometrists.
Patients who need low vision therapy can be suffering from different kinds of vision loss. Some patients have blind spots while others may have almost complete loss of sight. Other patients may have a loss of central vision or a loss of side vision. Night blindness is also considered low vision. Patients with low vision can be classified as being partially sighted or legally blind. When a patient is legally blind the vision is not able to be corrected to vision that is better than 20/200 using conventional methods. Takoma Park low vision may be caused by conditions such as glaucoma or diabetes or other problems. Low vision can be diagnosed by our optometrists. If you are diagnosed with this condition our optometrist may very well be able to help you find visual aids that will help you be able to perform daily tasks. These aids can include: telescopic glasses; magnifying glasses; reading prisms; special lenses that filter light; and other visual aids. Our optometrists also have resources for other non-optical visual aids such as: text reading software; high contrast watches; large print publications; and many other types of visual aids. For help with your low vision condition, contact us today.
By Maple Lawn Eye Care Center
February 19, 2016