Ask About Vision Rehabilitation
If your eye care professional says, "Nothing more can be done for your vision," ask about vision rehabilitation. Find out where you can get more information about services and devices that can help you.
A specialist in low vision is an optometrist or ophthalmologist who is trained to evaluate vision. This person can prescribe visual devices and teach people how to use them.
Adapting to Vision Loss
Rehabilitation programs, devices, and technology can help you adapt to vision loss. They may help you keep doing many of the things you did before.
(Watch the video to learn more about how to cope with everyday activities when you have low vision.)
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These programs also offer a wide range of services, such as low vision evaluations and special training to use visual and adaptive devices. They also offer guidance for making changes in your home as well as group support from others with low vision.
Special Visual Devices
There are specific visual devices and training on how to use them. Many people require more than one visual device. They may need magnifying lenses for close-up viewing and telescopic lenses for seeing in the distance. Some people may need to learn how to get around their neighborhoods.
(Watch the video to learn more about low vision devices that can help with vision loss.)