If you've been diagnosed with macular degeneration, glaucoma, or other sight-robbing eye diseases, don't lose hope. Low vision aids such as magnifiers, special glasses and devices can help those with vision loss lead an active life.
A recent scientific study suggests that it may be possible to slow down or even reverse the aging process. Read on to learn how this could impact the development of age-related macular degeneration (AMD), and how Low Vision Of New York can help.
Sunglasses are important for everyone, and especially for people with low vision. Here are several things to consider when purchasing a new pair of sunglasses.
Wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD) causes vision loss, but it can also cause visual hallucinations, the hallmark of Charles Bonnet syndrome (CBS). Learn about AMD-related visual hallucinations and how to manage them.
Having low vision can lead to frequent falls and other accidents. Here are 5 tips to make your home safer and easier to navigate.
For people with low vision, dating can sometimes feel daunting. Our eye doctors are here to offer tips to make dating easier and more comfortable for those with low vision.
Reduced visual contrast sensitivity is characterized by difficulty distinguishing objects from their backgrounds. It is a common condition, especially over age 50, that can occur even in people with perfect visual acuity.
After retinal detachment surgery, reading can be difficult in the short term, and sometimes in the long term as well. Using visual aids that magnify the text and choosing the most appropriate lighting can help.
Low vision is often thought of as blindness. However, low vision is only partial vision loss. Learn more about the different types of vision loss and how you can continue to be independent and keep doing the things you love.
Age-related macular degeneration is a sight-threatening eye disease that causes central vision loss. But despite having the condition for several years, Dame Judi Dench continues to excel in her career and inspire others with low vision.
Do you or a loved one live with low vision? Here are several ways you can adapt your living space to your visual needs.
Vision loss can make it difficult to perform day-to-day tasks. Fortunately, there are many things those with legal blindness can do to remain independent and keep doing the things they love and enjoy.
Dealing with vision loss can be challenging. A low vision optometrist can help by prescribing low vision aids and devices, and offer practical advice so you can continue to do the things you love.
If you or a loved one is over the age of 60, make sure not to skip your next eye exam. Certain eye diseases can impair vision so slowly that you may not even notice it.
Discover how the latest medical technologies can help improve the lives of those with low vision.
Glaucoma is an eye disease that damages the optic nerve, leading to vision loss and potentially blindness. Getting your eyes checked regularly can help minimize damage and low vision aids and devices can help maximize remaining vision. Read on to learn about glaucoma and how we can help preserve your vision.
Certain eye diseases and conditions can cause a child to have low vision or become blind. Here we discuss common causes of low vision in childhood, and how a low vision optometrist can help.
If once-bright colors seem less vivid than they used to, you may be developing cataracts or a serious eye disease. We will conduct a comprehensive eye exam and treat any problems we find.
Glaucoma is a serious eye condition that can lead to irreversible vision loss and even blindness. The sooner glaucoma is detected and treated, the better the outcome. Regular comprehensive eye exams are the only way to catch glaucoma early, when it can still be managed.
Low vision patients can greatly benefit from having a support person in the exam room with them, as he or she can provide emotional support and guidance during and after visits to the eye doctor.
People with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) gradually experience vision loss that makes reading a challenging task. Fortunately, various strategies and vision aids can help those with AMD see more clearly and read more comfortably.
Low vision patients have a good reason to be upset. Dr. Richard Shuldiner, the founder of the International Academy of Low Vision Optometrists, explains why in an article he published in the Optometric Management Magazine.
Different types of low vision glasses and devices enable macular degeneration patients to cope with vision loss. Telescopic lenses enable you to recognize faces, whereas microscopic lenses or prismatic reading glasses help you read or write.
Many people who live with Best disease —a form of juvenile macular degeneration — can still drive and keep their driver's license. Low vision aids, such as bioptic telescope glasses provided by a low vision optometrist, are one possible solution.