Crowborough Opticians’ low vision clinic brings to Kent excellent service, quality low vision aids and personal care. If low vision is preventing you or a loved one from doing activities or going through day-to-day tasks, a low vision aid or device can help.
How do I know if what I have is low vision?
Low vision refers to visual impairments that cannot be corrected with standard eye correction techniques such as eye glasses, contact lenses, medicine or surgery.
Low vision is usually caused by eye injury, old age or eye conditions such as glaucoma and macular degeneration. It is a common condition among those aged over 65. Many are told that nothing can be done if they have low vision, but they can actually find help and relief in low vision aids.
What are low vision aids?
Low vision aids are devices that help improve visual functionality and restore independence. These devices help maximise one’s remaining vision by enhancing and directing the vision they still have.
There are many types of low vision aids like the magnifiers, telescopes, state-of-the-art glasses, absorptive filters and more. There are devices that can help with near tasks like reading and distance tasks like watching TV. There are also non-optical visual aids such as writing and signature guides, computer enlarging programs and large-print reading materials.
These low vision aids are available right here in Kent through our low vision clinic.
How do I get started?
Visit our clinic or get in touch with us for a home visit. Our low vision clinic team will first assess the condition of your eyes, determining the extent of your vision loss, the affected parts of your visual field and whether it’s central or peripheral. This will allow us to identify the most suitable low vision aid or device.
Don’t let low vision rob you any longer. Contact us on 01892 458901 today and we’ll bring our clinic to you, no matter where you are in Kent.