Low Vision Aids

What does Low Vision mean?

Some people have a visual impairment that cannot be corrected with contact lenses, medication, eyeglasses, or surgery. Low vision limits their sight and becomes a hindrance to doing regular work. However, in some cases, persons with low vision may be aided with special visual devices.

Book an appointment with us if you notice any issues in your vision. If you develop problems like sudden eye pain, headache, double vision, or frequent vision changes, visit your eye specialist.
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Causes of Low Vision

Eye injuries

Diabetic retinopathy

Macular degeneration (both age-related and hereditary)

Glaucoma

Optic nerve disorder

Albinism

Symptoms of Low Vision


Low vision symptoms depend on the cause of visual impairment. It also depends on the exact place where the problem lies in the eyes. If you face any of the following symptoms, then you must consider low vision treatment.

  • Hazy or cloudy vision
  • Loss of peripheral vision (side vision)
  • Loss of colour vision
  • Dark or blank spots in the centre of vision

Challenges of Low Vision


People who suffer from low vision face issues doing everyday things. Low vision treatment aims to dissolve difficulty concerning the following activities to ensure a seamless lifestyle.

  • Reading
  • Watching television
  • Writing
  • Travelling independently
  • Recognizing people from a distance
  • Frequent adjustments with additional lighting
  • Issue with glare
  • Visual discomfort and ease
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How is Low Vision managed?

One of the significant objectives of low vision management is to preserve the remaining vision by enhancing its functionality. Management of low vision involves evaluation, prescription of low vision devices, and rehabilitation. If you are losing sight, dont be discouraged. Low vision treatment includes the support of assistive devices to help you get rid of the vision problem.

What does our CFS Low Vision Clinic Offer?

The Low Vision Clinic at Centre for Sight provides the following services for evaluation and visual rehabilitation of people with low vision:

Clinical and functional low vision examination

Visual function evaluation of children with special needs

Prescription and training in the use of low vision devices

Counselling for visual rehabilitation and individual vision training program

Referrals for orientation and mobility assessment

Counselling and follow-up at home and in school

Contact lenses, prescription glasses, and lens replacement surgery

Redefining the way you look at the world!

What are contact lenses?

As part of our low vision treatment, we offer contact lenses. Contact lenses are devices made of medical-grade plastic materials used mainly for correction of refractive error. They offer a more active spectacle free life, higher cosmetic acceptability, better and clearer /images, lack of misting, and a wider field of view than spectacles, thereby proving effective for low vision treatment.

Explore FAQs

Is low vision hereditary?

Some genetic conditions can cause low vision in some people.

If I suffer from low vision, what are the things I can do on my own to enhance visibility?

You can start with the following things to enhance visibility:

  • Improve the lighting of home and office
  • Use a hand-held magnifier
  • Improve the brightness of your workspace and home
  • Use bold markers on whiteboards for writing
  • Reduce glare using sun-glasses / filters

What does a low vision clinic mean?

A low vision clinic is a specialised clinic where people with low vision are given aids to maximize their remaining sight. Low vision treatment has been successful in providing sight to many lives.

Are people with low vision more prone to injury and accidents?

Since people with low vision are not able to see things clearly, they may face confusion in identifying what exactly is lying in front of their eyes. This raises the chance of tripping, accidents, etc.

What is vision rehabilitation?

Visual rehabilitation is a set of comprehensive procedures that involves treatment and education of people suffering from low vision. During the process, they are not only enabled with visual aids to see clearly, but they are also counselled well so that they live an independent life without any regrets. Through low vision treatment, numerous people can live an independent life.

What are the examples of low vision aids?

Listed below are some of the most commonly used low vision aids:

  • Stand magnifiers
  • Magnifying spectacles
  • Eyeglasses
  • Contact lenses
  • Video magnifiers

Can low vision aids help patients with retinal disorders?

With rapidly advancing technologies, a lot of patients with hereditary or acquired retinal diseases can now benefit from low vision aids. Augmented reality devices with in-built cameras are available to help the patient navigate outdoors and also function normally indoors. Devices such as the OxSight developed at Oxford University are available at Centre for Sight and have helped many patients with advanced diseases like Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) see much better by improving their field of vision and giving them the ability to magnify and minify /images as required as well as improve colour and contrast. Contact our Low Vision Aid Clinic to get in touch with the best LVA specialist and get the best devices for your low vision needs.

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