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, watching television, going on the computer and driving. People with low vision generally have some remaining vision with reduced sharpness, narrowed field of 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 Stargardt’s 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 low vision aids 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 their goal of improved vision. One of our greatest successes has been to help many patients living with low vision to continue to drive safely.
Low Vision Associates was founded in 1986 to help people with low vision problems. In that time, we have treated thousands of patients. Even many low vision 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 low vision glasses and contact lenses including bioptic telescopic lenses 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