What is Low Vision?
Low vision is a condition in which a person has some vision but it is limited. This condition may interfere with daily pastimes such as reading and watching television. People with low vision generally have some remaining vision with reduced sharpness, narrowed vision, haziness or blind areas.
What causes Low Vision?
Low vision is often the result of an injury, birth defect, the aging process, disease or condition such as ocular albinism, retinitis pigmentosa, or stargardts macular dystrophy. If the condition develops later in life, it is usually caused by glaucoma, cataracts, macular degeneration or diabetes.
Can people with Low Vision be helped?
YES! Today many new optical devices and systems can help low vision patients to see better. However, the patient must be motivated to see better and show a willingness to work toward that goal.
Low Vision Associates was founded in 1986 to help people with vision problems. In that time, we have assisted thousands of patients. Even many patients who were told by other doctors that “they could do nothing more to help them” have been helped here.
Low Vision Associates specializes in fitting the latest eyeglasses and contact lenses including telescopic and microscopic lenses, filtered lenses, high powered and prismatic lenses which may be helpful for many conditions.
Telephone: 212 868 2020
Address: 347 Fifth Avenue- Suite 705, New York, NY 10016