If you struggle with reading, viewing pictures, personal grooming or recognizing faces, you are most likely suffering from a condition known as Low vision. Low Vision is an eyesight condition that causes a person to be unable to accomplish these daily tasks due to sight damages. People with Low Vision are unable to have their sight corrected with regular glasses, contact lenses, medicine, or surgery and require special Low Vision Devices to help them see things more clearly. Research shows that millions of Americans experience a normal loss of vision as they get older however the number of people who develop vision problems due to health problems is expected to continue to rise. Our Ophthalmologist in Brooklyn at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology stays well educated on the causes of Low Vision, some of which being macular degeneration, cataracts, birth defect, glaucoma, eye injury and diabetes.
It is rare to be able to restore vision that is lost in its entirety. Our Ophthalmologist in Brooklyn can determine whether the loss of vision experienced is natural and due to aging, or caused by another source such as eye disease. Our vision specialist will also be able to determine if a rehabilitation program will help restore some vision and, if so, the best route to take. Modern technology is progressing to meet the increasing needs of people with Low Vision and there are a number of Low Vision Devices that can help.
Based on your specific needs, our trusted Brooklyn ophthalmologists at Brook Plaza Ophthalmology will take you through your options keeping several objectives in mind. Low Vision Devices are created with various options for specific Low Vision needs and our skilled eye doctors will take the time to ask questions and be well aware of your unique set of circumstances and specific needs. There are no ‘fix-all’ devices but there are several popular Low Vision Devices on the market today.
Desktop devices have bright, large screens, offering up to 75x magnification. Along these lines is a reading table which is a visual aid for reading books that has optional computer connectivity. Electronic magnifiers and transportable magnification screens are perfect for close up viewing as well as distance viewing. Our Ophthalmologist in Brooklyn keeps current on the latest developments in Low Vision Devices and are well educated in the newest portable magnifiers, such as the Pebble and the Amigo, that offer magnified reading on the go. Handheld, portable and electronic these devices are perfect for shopping lists, menus label reading, and more and fit in your pocket or purse.