About Low Vision
In some cases, the macular or retinal disease may become so advanced that no further medical or surgical treatment can offer an opportunity for visual improvement. Such visual impairment may be mild, moderate or severe. Depending on the patient’s physical, cognitive, and emotional capacity, a low-vision evaluation may provide such impaired patients with strategies to manage and live with their permanent vision loss. An integrated team of specially-trained Low Vision Specialists/Optometrists and occupational therapists can work with the retina specialist to develop such strategies to aid with reading, driving, ambulation, and other domestic activities of daily living to optimize the patient’s quality of life.