Low vision is not a specific eye disease. It is instead the result of one or more eye diseases, which combine to rob you of the level of vision you need to live your life in the manner you choose. Here at El Paso EyeCare, our low vision therapy is here to help. Our Fort Bliss optometry can ensure that you get the most out of the vision you still have, even though there is no cure for low vision.
Glaucoma, macular degeneration, and diabetic retinopathy are the most common eye diseases that lead to having low vision. Although it can happen at any age, even some children can have it and even be born with it, low vision most typically becomes a concern from age 45 and up. Our Fort Bliss optometry won’t pretend that there are no challenges involved with addressing and managing it, but there are good reasons to feel optimistic about your prospects, especially thanks to advancements in technology. If you have a decreased ability to see detail, have lost peripheral vision, have persistent double vision, difficulties perceiving colors, or problems when you climb or walk down steps or with navigating the edges of curbs, it is possible that you can benefit from low vision therapy. Our Fort Bliss optometry will conduct a thorough examination. An evaluation will help to determine just how best to deal with the situation. Stronger eyeglass prescriptions are available for dealing with low vision. Tools that are helpful include telescopes, microscopes, prisms, and video magnification. Special vitamins can also be useful. Medicare or private insurance may cover the examination, but usually not the tools. We will help you to prioritize them, however, and ensure that you they fit your budget.
Contact us to set up an appointment to get started with managing your low vision. There are ways to improve your independence and quality of life despite it.