Low Vision Rehabilitation
Low vision can drastically interfere with someone’s life but our low vision therapy in Mansfield, MA can help people find ways to continue their everyday activities
At Hayden Optometric, we are specialists in low vision rehabilitation. Low vision refers to someone with reduced vision that cannot be corrected with traditional eyeglasses, contact lenses, or laser corrective surgery. Any person in the United States is considered legally blind if their vision cannot be corrected to be better than 20/200 in their best eye, or if they have 20 degrees or less of their visual field remaining.
What Causes Low Vision?
Low vision can be a result of eye diseases and conditions including the following:
- Macular degeneration
- Retinitis pigmentosa
- Diabetic retinopathy
- Retinal detachment
- Traumatic brain injury (TBI)
Types of Low Vision
Low vision can present in variety of forms. The most common include:
- Loss of central vision and/or peripheral (side) vision
- Blurred vision
- Glare light sensitivity
- Reduced contrast sensitivity
- Night blindness
Low Vision Exam
During a low vision exam, our doctor will ask you for a complete medical history and will focus their attention on your vision challenges, including difficulties with daily activities, reading, computer use, the ability to recognize faces, driving, watching television, attending school, and the ability to participate in hobbies. We provide a specialized refraction and measure visual acuity with specific low vision eye charts. We will also evaluate your field of vision, glare and contrast sensitivity, and ability to read.
After the initial low vision exam, we will recommend an individual rehabilitation plan based on your abilities and goals. The rehabilitation takes place over the course of several visits to our office.
Low Vision Rehabilitation in Mansfield
As part of the low vision rehabilitation process, we use many options to help our patients with low vision live and work independently. These options include special magnifiers, handheld or eyeglass telescopes, assistive technology, large print books, talking wristwatches, and more. Your doctor will prescribe the right options tailored to your unique needs during the rehabilitation process.
Vision rehabilitation changes lives for those with low vision and is the standard of care for individuals who have vision loss. At Hayden Optometric, we are specialists in low vision rehabilitation. If you or someone you love has low vision because of eye disease or a specific condition, contact us today to schedule an appointment for a low vision exam.