What is Low Vision

What is Low Vision
  • A loss of sight that cannot be corrected by eyeglasses, contact lenses, or surgery.
  • Not being completely blind, some sight is left.
  • Having tunnel vision and blind spots, due to significant visual field loss.
  • If vision is between 20/40 and 20/200 with prescriptions lenses, it is considered partially sighted.
  • If vision is 20/200 or less with prescription lenses or field of vision is less than 20 degrees wide it is considered legally blind.

Types of Low Vision

  • Hazy vision: A film or glare is covering the entire field of vision.
  • Night Blindness: Poor vision in low lighting, such as outside at night.
  • Blurred vision: Items are out of focus that are close and far away.
  • Loss of central vision: In the center of the field of vision is a blind spot.
  • Loss of peripheral vision: Nothing is able to be seen on the sides, above, or below the central area, yet central vision is intact.

Signs and Symptoms of Low Vision

  • Not being able to identify faces of loved ones or friends.
  • Having trouble seeing up close while performing such tasks as reading, cooking, and crafting.
  • Finding difficulty in reading street, bus, and store signs.
  • The lighting at work or home seems darker, making it difficult to perform tasks.

Causes of Low Vision

  • The most common causes of low vision are age-related eye diseases, injuries, and hereditary.
  • Macular degeneration: The leading cause of vision loss, central vision becomes blurred or moderately obscured.
  • Glaucoma: Loss of peripheral vision.
  • Cataracts: Sensitivity to light and glare with difficulty seeing at night.
  • Diabetic retinopathy: Blurred, double, and distorted vision.
  • Retinitis pigmentosa:Peripheral vision is obscured and trouble seeing in the dark.
  • Stroke: Vision loss depends on part of brain affected by the stroke.
  • Albinism: Lack of pigment in the eye causing the eyes to develop abnormally.

Impact of low vision

Low vision can impact everyday life by making it difficult to carry out activities of daily living, such as reading, cooking, and housework. Low vision most commonly affects adults and seniors, in which it can lead to frustration and anxiety. Unable to carry out common tasks can make someone feel isolated and unable to cooperate in the world. No longer able to see a loved one’s face, shop for themselves, or read their favorite book can have a negative effect. These impacts can make it difficult to make a living, a recent statistic shows that visually disabled Americans ages 21-64 are only 37.2 percent employed.

The Answer to Low Vision

NuEyes low vision glasses is the new cutting edge technology, largely improving quality of life for people with low vision. These low vision glasses enable people to see. Headworn display technology allows the freedom to live an independent life. An adjustable HD magnification camera on the front of the blacked-out glasses acts as eyes, capturing images and projecting them on the back of the lenses. Also, wireless, battery-powered, and hands free voice-activated interaction allows for easy use. Voice command can improve the image based on the particular condition, making it designed for personal needs. The struggle to see is now a thing of the past with NuEyes low vision glasses.