Low Vision

Frequently Asked Questions

7. How does low vision affect people's lives?

People with low vision experience physical, economic, and psychological changes that affect their quality of life. Low vision affects daily routines such as walking, going outside, and cooking. It also affects leisure activities such as reading, sewing, traveling, sports, and the ability to perform job-related functions that could lead to a loss of income.

(Watch the video to learn how low vision devices help a woman with low vision continue doing the things she enjoys. To enlarge the video, click the brackets in the lower right-hand corner. To reduce the video, press the Escape (Esc) button on your keyboard.)