Glaucoma is the leading causes of blindness in the world. The condition damages the optic nerve and has few or no symptoms.
The most frustrating part for our patients at Low Vision Of New York is the loss of independence and normalcy to do common daily tasks in their lives. Tasks such as driving especially at night or in glare; reading, cooking, playing cards; walking safely or even reading the menu at their favorite restaurant, are no longer possible.
Solutions For Persons With Low Vision Due To Glaucoma
Glaucoma may be treated with special eye drops, medications or even surgery, however, there is no cure and vision loss from Glaucoma is usually irreversible. The goal of the Ophthalmologist for a Glaucoma patient is to reduce the risk of further vision loss, and to that end, it is crucial that a Glaucoma patient follows takes their medications as prescribed.
Fortunately for you, our Low Vision Optometrist has a selection of visual aids that can help with using the remaining vision and improving quality of life and independence for those with glaucoma. The goal of our low vision services is to maximize the patient’s ability to function optimally with the remaining vision. We offer our patients a wide variety of options such as low vision rehabilitation and low vision aids.
Low Vision Aids
We have a wide selection of low vision aids that can help our patients regain their normalcy and independence in their lives. They include