Low Vision aids and Visual Rehabilitation
A person is said to have low vision when the vision in the best eye even after medical and surgical intervention where appropriate, is 6/18 (or) 20/60 or lesser.
The most common causes for low vision are Glaucoma, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Age-Related Macular Degeneration, Diabetic Retinopathy, Cone-Rod dystrophies , Corneal dystrophies, Nystagmus, Albinism, etc.
Care for a low vision patient should always start with proper assessment by a specialist. Our team of specialists provide thorough systematic evaluation for people with low vision which include diagnostic tests such as Refraction, Visual Field Analysis, Contrast Sensitivity Assessment and Electro Diagnostics.
Visual impairment can lead to the functional limitation of the person. We provide guidance to choose and utilize the best suitable Low Vision Aid in order they use their remaining vision effectively.
Low vision optical aids range from simple lenses to advanced electronic devices using magnification as a basic tool such as high add glasses, hand held magnifiers, stand magnifiers , simple microscopes and CCTVs.
Aids for distance vision: telescopes mostly help low vision individuals viewing far objects. Hand held telescopes help can help spot details like viewing a bus number or a traffic signal. Clip on telescopes or spectacle mounted ones help extended viewing like a class room work or watching a TV program.
Here, rehabilitation of low vision patients is provided in conjunction with Foresight a Dubai based charitable organization.