What exactly is meant by the term “low vision”?
Generally, as low vision, is the vision determined by visual acuity of less than 2/10 (significantly reduced central or peripheral vision) and can in no way be corrected with glasses, contact lenses, medication or surgery (e.g. refractive surgery with laser) . People with low vision face significant difficulties in their daily activities, such as reading, driving and even their movement inside the house.
A low vision condition may be due to diseases such as diabetic retinopathy, age-related macular degeneration, advanced glaucoma, retinitis pigmentosa, and to diseases of the optic nerve.
Low vision aids
What are low vision aids?
Undoubtedly, it is always considered strong shock for a man to be told that the vision can not be corrected or improved, but in any case, these people should learn to make the most of the vision that they have.The low vision aids are mechanical proppants, with impressive visual capabilities, which with proper application achieve optimum comfort and vision quality for the sufferer.
These are devices designed to magnify objects or to grow the field of view, thus facilitating the performance of activities of daily life. Electronic readers, digital magnifiers, prism glasses, special magnifiers and telescopic systems are some of the most important low vision devices technology has given to date.